Written for: Poets United Midweek Motif~”A Flower Was Offered To Me”
Today we will begin with the same sentence and add our own variety to it. You may use your chosen form or write in free verse style.
“A flower was offered to me,” is taken from William Blake’s My Pretty Rose Tree.
A flower was offered to me
by a passerby, and I felt
power pulsing behind
beauty. Pink peony, petals
closed like a person dozing,
curled up, innocent. Seductive
scented peony urged me to find
a slender vase, and an addition
of water. When petals began
to unfurl, the secrets
of this gift would be revealed.
The mystery would remain.