Flowers—Lines—Ice

Like the mouth of some great African cat

The tulips should be behind bars like dangerous animals;   

They are opening like the mouth of some great African cat,   

And I am aware of my heart: it opens and closes

Its bowl of red blooms out of sheer love of me.

From “Tulips” by Sylvia Plath

6 responses

  1. Coincidentally, a tiger was on the loose for a while in Houston the other day:

    https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/houston-tiger-seen-roaming-neighborhood-16164918.php

    May 12, 2021 at 9:24 am

  2. Sandy Connolly

    You always inspire me to read more poetry, Poupie. Lovely image!

    May 12, 2021 at 10:34 am

    • Thank you, Poupie! That makes me happy!

      May 13, 2021 at 8:47 am

  3. derrycats

    Perfect text and image!

    May 12, 2021 at 11:10 am

    • Thank you, Debra!

      May 13, 2021 at 8:48 am

  4. Nicely chosen verse with this lovely closeup, Lemony.

    May 14, 2021 at 4:31 am

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