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Poetry for Horace Bristol’s Easter lilies

April 11, 2011

It’s Easter time
and the calla lilies
are in full swirl
some tightly green
others full blown cream
orange corncobs
tucked inside
revealed to
sun rain insects
snow white pollen erupts across gold
tempts small fingers to disassemble

In their prime
they are cut down
not called Easter lilies for nothing
they are grown to be gathered
sold displayed to the adoring
adorning churches homes
come Easter Sunday
their dazzling pure white
redeeming souls

Fresh lilies become
old papery tissues
no longer loved appreciated
prayed to
they are scorned trashed
dumped unceremoniously

Oh green leaves oh sensuous tubes
let your flesh
be revealed to me
I will let you into my
I will place you carefully
in water
on the table I will pay
my homage to you nightly

Only you Horace Bristol did them justice
when you found them discarded
lilies still glowing
post church post embrace
the trash can a condom
protecting us from the
of spring

Learn more about Horace Bristol from Focus on the Masters; Donna Granata’s documentation project where I found this photo pf the photographer.

Here’s a web site about Horace Bristol where I found the photograph he took of the calla lilies in the trashcan.

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For more of my poetry, please check out my new collection 3:15 experiment poetry  Middle of the Night Poems from Daughter to Mother :: Mother to Son (en theos press 2011). Read sample poems here. Read a review by Robert Peake here.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 28, 2011 12:58 am

    How sweet…

  2. April 28, 2011 1:02 am

    Glad you liked it Jo! Thanks for stopping by! Your lily with its deep orange “corn” is lovely, BTW!


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