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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

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playing with photography @ eljaygee whilst Tell Tale Therapy has a weakness for words

23 thoughts on “Japanese anemones

  1. “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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