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Flower Dances

	For some occasions, 
	when she wants to appear attentive, 
	her eyes are Morning Glory brilliant blue, 
	unwinding for sunrise, heliotropic, 
	closing at dusk,
	wilting into the dark. 
	As light fades on summer evenings 
	her brilliant white Datura gown 
	unfolds its pleats to Dervish-whirl 
	through the cooling air, 
	attracting all manner of 
	retiring slowly 
	as darkness deepens,
	resting to dance again tomorrow. 
	On more desperate nights, 
	her vanilla scented Cereus-spirit
	all but explodes, 
	anxious to find her lover
	in that single evening of her life. 
	By dawn’s light 
	she hangs spent and lifeless, 
	her glory gone 
	but for the seeds planted in her belly 
	during that wondrous darkness.

YouTube has marvelous stop-action films of these flowers. There is information elsewhere online regarding their uses by and effects on humans.

Copyright © Jack Jordan

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  1. Date: 5/12/2013 2:23:00 PM
    - Jack, what a lovely poem .... the title is perfect .... - Gorgeous! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 5/12/2013 2:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Anne-Lise, I enjoyed writing it. I hope you're having a good weekend... Jack
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 1:51:00 PM
    I am very impressed. Beautiful personification of flowers. The first three lines really hooked me into the theme, and my attention was kept throughout the piece by your talent. -Jeremy

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 5/12/2013 2:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Jeremy. I really appreciate the very nice compliment... Jacj