Friday, May 27, 2005

Water Hyacinth

(With obvious apologies to Bob Orr)


Water Hyacinth 2
Originally uploaded by Adagio.

From you I learnt
to cover my heart.
My foolish heart
that had never
worn a hat.
Yet
even this
generous panama
fashioned from
the delicate fibres
of water hyacinth
trimmed with
similarly coloured silk
fails to wholly obscure
residues of the feeling
you first inspired.

January 2005

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