Anemone

Rich in meaning, permit me
to spell her out for you --

flower watered by tears,
coming fully endowed into Greek,

daughter of wind
with a round, proud name.

White, tinged blue, purple,
red. Ah nem oh nee.

Only by naming can I breathe
any syllable, taste her beauty,

hope, murmur -- maybe
take her home with me.



Timothy Pilgrim