…after the painting by Guilda Dimi
by Sharmagne Leland-St.John
Ranunculus, your favourite flower
Planted 'neath the garden bower
French roses are their other name
Some have said they look the same.
Yellow roses brighten the day
And augur fortune on its way
I sought them where the bramble rose
And creamy-pale hortensia grows
When trimmed and cut, petals opened up
Hence we placed them in the bowl and cup
The perfumed scent of these blooms
Wafted through the parlour rooms
The red and pink and purple hues
Summoned forth the poet's muse.