Deepthi Pullarkat

The Daffodil's Lesson

Sweet slender daffodil kissed by the mist,
The caress of her swirling sinuous vapours
Left you bejeweled with gems of the air.
Yet you will find that a bad bargain
When the sober light of heaven
Takes away the night’s fickle jewels.
You bartered your virgin kiss for
A thing of the heart’s delight;
But now the lover, the bribe and the kiss are long gone,

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