11 April 2018

The Changing of the Guard


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Roses dans un verre by  Eva Gonzalès (@1880)




Growing buds stand tall
while the plucked rose of me fades
and loses its scent.

Amazing elders
who stay fresh unto death greet
the new company.

I hear them, distant
but abundant.  Their hearts beat
in thrilling rhythm.  



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