Thistle & Rose

Louise Fletcher

Louise Fletcher fi

We are a curious couple
I the thistle & you the rose
A remarkable thing that you
should choose my wilderness
to grace with your lithe beauty
and that you should offer me
a place in your tidy garden
full of flowers not weeds
A mystery beyond me!

“[Poems] depend for their success on word and image being placed
in proper order and their endings must have the inevitability and
surprise of an elegantly executed checkmate.” ~ Charles Simic


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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One Response to Thistle & Rose

  1. love is imponderable

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