Japanese anemones

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© LJG photoart; japanese anenomes

I brought you these.
Anemones. From the garden.
Better last year

blanched
blank faced
gone with the wind

my sentences tap out
coded conversation
– then a flicker
of recognition

Japanese
Comes up like thunder Outer china..”*

Kipling and plantswoman buried deep and accurate

Notes: Japanese anemones (A. hupehensis) are native to China but cultivated in Japan. 
*see “Mandalay” by Kipling

On this 6th anniversary at dVerse am squeezing in 44 words for the Monday quadrille “Flicker

23 Comments on “Japanese anemones

  1. Isn’t it strange and wonderful what brings a person up out of the fog of forgetfulness! Minimalist, ink brush strokes on rice paper, this poem.

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  2. After reading your comments I realized what I missed in that first read-through. Such a poignant moment, one I am so familiar with. It’s those tiny things that bring surprises, flickers of awareness.

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  3. “blanched
    blank faced
    gone with the wind”—-This is so poignant. I have seen such a face in my life too. And it’s truly wonderful to gift such a person ‘a flicker of recognition’. A heartfelt poem Laura.

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