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Lilium Candidum
The Madonna Lily

by Stephen Ellams

Poetic kisses for you
Resplendent fleur-de-lys
A youthful reminder
Of what I once was
Now can never be
Cited in the Song of Songs
Blossoming among callow thorns
Anointed with the Virgin’s nard
Pure, elegant and cultivated

A basal rosette surrounds you
During moments of silence
An erudite protective shield
Against external chaos
That surface floaters fail to see
The depth at which fond eyes speak
I dearly miss those conversations
And our soulful connectivity

Copyright © 2016 by Stephen Ellams

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