Garden Whites

Garden Whites

pallid Pierid butterflies
like shards of light
alight on
the bush heaving with scent
wings singed fringed
like scraps of a burned
book carried in warm air
moving fretfully to
settle and crack the code
of pollination
to turn scattered matter
into seed

Julian O’Dea

7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on January 14, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Warm days and flowers. It will be a while before we see that again, but it will come. I am glad for you. Now, I have to look for more French brunettes who sing.

    This one is timeless, but, sadly, not contemporary. *sniff*

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  2. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on January 24, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    Francoise Hardy!

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  3. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on January 26, 2021 at 3:34 am

    Not French, this one is from Colorado.

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  4. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on February 12, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    Francoise Hardy in 2004. Not a brunette, but more in keeping with your poem. In any event, she ages well.

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  5. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on February 24, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    I hope that she can encourage the Muse to speak to you. I would have a problem with that. I can’t speak Greek. *smile*

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  6. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on March 5, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Maybe a Greek choir? This song is about the fall of the last Eastern Roman Emperor in 1453.

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  7. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on March 8, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    I haven’t done a Girls und Panzer link in a long time. I have heard that the best way to watch it is in the original Japanese with subtitles. This clip needs little translation. The tank driver is a notorious sleepyhead.

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