Saturday, October 20, 2007

Counting on Flowers

John Ciardi (1916-1986)

Once around a daisy counting
she loves me / she loves me not
and you're left with a golden
button without a petal left to
it. Don't count too much on
what you count on remaining
entirely a flower at the end.

1 comment:

dan said...

from Writing Poems by Robert Wallace

poet bio: John Ciardi