Daisies are Forever

by Irene Fowler, Contributor


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Daisies are Forever

by Irene Fowler

Endless chains of dazzling, delightful ‘days eyes’
Lined up BFFs, like linked, pretty-paper-dolls
Nature’s understated, demure princesses
Soft, white, radiating petals, encircle a yellow disc
Elegant, fresh simplicity, and beauty unadorned
Carpeting meadows, fields and roadsides
Shining brightly ‘sans souci,’ and without ado, in the sunlight
Dainty, calming, soothing, mild odes
Serene songs, of the floral multiverse
Unshowy; bridesmaids of the queenly rose, tulip and dahlia
Unflamboyant; next to heavenly-scented gardenia, peony, and jasmine
Plain-Jane’s; against exotic, sexy, hibiscus, red-ginger, and calla-lily
Daisies, honoured in the fashion world, on and off, runways and catwalks
Beloved, by honeybees, butterflies and icons; Kate Middleton and Taylor Swift
At once disarming, charming, and tremendous fun
Coquettish daisies play the – loves me, loves me not, romantic game
Saying yes to marriage, while forgoing a carriage
Yet, looking sweet, seated on a bicycle, built for two
Like diamonds, also domiciled in the earth’s crust, daisies are forever
Albeit, unlike the sparkling, priceless, elusive rocks; daisies freely exist, for all of us.


© 2022 by Irene Fowler

© 2022 by Irene Fowler

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