Suzette Richards (Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA)
At the Edge of a Petal
The dawn chorus trills arias in duet
Not a dulcet tone morning to forget
Rose shot with purl
A white wedding dress shimmers in sunlight
The blond tresses tied, a threaded delight
Rose petals curl
The fresh flush of a virgin: prescribed writ
The keen purity evident on soffit
Rose throws to hurl
The serene still reflection in mirror
Belie fervid brow - tester an error?
Rose bud unfurls
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Poet's Notes about The Poem
purl (n) : sewing thread that is made from gold or silver wire
shot (adj) : woven of two colours in such a way that when the fabric is viewed from different angles the visible colours change.
Fervid: (poet.) Hot, glowing, impassioned.
Tester (n) : Canopy esp. over four-poster bed