Tuesday Tunes – Poetry Through Music, #3, 2015

Inspired by Agnes Obel, ‘Wallflower’:


Velvet petal falls, tumbling tear-like,

dripping from mother bud as blood

from a wounded heart.

Valentine victim, so delicate,

innocent of all but lacking love.

Water, like wine, is not enough

to quench the thirst for emotion true.

A thorn may prick the maiden fair,

but a flower’s fate is to crumble,

wilt through lack of air

shared with a beloved.

A rose as lover’s gift is armed

for sharp truths

and sentiment’s dessication.

[Copyright N R Nolan © 2015]