Paeonia Lactiflora (Bowl of Beauty)
Past ... a Bowl of Beauty
Written by: Julie Brook who is a docent at the SF Botanical Gardens.
Peony, your Bowl of Beauty's giant pink petals
Surrounding a cluster of white ones fringed,
Gives me more that a twinge of aesthetic pleasure.
But why does your fragile treasure
So quickly succumb to shedding and dissolution?
Can't you make a firmer resolution
To keep yourself intact?
Or should I just return next Spring
to see your beauty back ...
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