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Flower festival

Post by David » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:23 pm

The churches are adorned
with flowers: a pagan touch,
a glimpse of petticoat
beneath the mufti.

For one week only,
the ladies of the parishes
greet the visitor
with tea and home-made cakes,

and I see the attraction
of a faith founded on flowers,
the verities of lilies
and forget-me-nots;

no judgements, only
the shared acknowledgement
of the annual resurrection
and the annual decline,

the cycle of blooming and fading.
the passage of earth to earth:
beyond theodicy
and confirmations.

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