Friday 23 August 2013

Day 399: Roses in the Rain

To cut flowers or not to cut? A very melancholy task  cutting growing flowers from a garden. I always feel selfish after after it. William Carlos Williams feels more than that:

The Act - William Carlos Williams

There were the roses, in the rain.
Don’t cut them, I pleaded. They won’t last, she said.
But they’re so beautiful where they are.
Agh, we were all beautiful once, she said,
and cut them and gave them to me in my hand.

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