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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