Gentian

Violet and bell-like

Upstanding and brave

Azure and white, or yellow and slight

Buds as small cones that unfolds in a swirl

An emblem for samurais, amid Heian peers

Shadows protect and assist them to growth

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Mountain dweller and tonic giver

Bog lover, temperate,

But still cosmopolitan

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Circling

Swirling

Dreaming

Of snow

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© HMH, 2021


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4 responses to “Gentian”

  1. Anna avatar
    Anna

    😍😍😍😍😍😍

    1. Hanne H avatar
      Hanne H

      You’re so sweet, Anna! 🥰🌹🥰

  2. Debi avatar

    Thank you for a poem I shared with my daughter, a lovely poem for a lovely flower!

    1. Hanne H avatar
      Hanne H

      That is so kind, Debi! Thank you!!

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