Saiom Shriver

Gold Star - 17,125 Points (Ohio)

Bring Me No Flowers - Poem by Saiom Shriver

She wanted no bloom symbols
of love eternal
for their petals
proved quite ephemeral

nor did the flowers
wish decapitation
nor to lose contact with
trees leaved emerald

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

George Bernard Shaw: I love little children but I don't
cut off their heads and stick them in vases.
Sathya Sai Baba: Why pluck a flower and hasten her death.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 23, 2012

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