"Two wrongs may not make a right but a thousand wrongs make a writer.”

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Why Not


The vase of daffodils
sunshine in a jar
lasted a week on the countertop.
The red tulips matched her dress
and his bow tie.
Easter finery and greening grass
matted and soft underfoot
await the resurrection.
The cemetery
awaits a footing and a stone.
Why not believe as Camus did in French verse—
that two can become reunited as one.


Inspired to breathe by the Tuesday Platform, and in need of music and garden toads,
I ask, why not?

5 comments:

Thotpurge said...

sunshine in a jar - a beautiful image!

Jim said...

Easter time is a time of cheerfulness and expectations, your colorful verse and imagery brings this out well. But,...the flowers were dead and wilted, and the Camus introduction with his dismal outlook on hope puts things quickly on hold, we aren't told if dashed.
Camus's outlook right away reminds me of Solomon's "Vanity, vanity, all is vanity (or 'in vane')." I marvel at his 16-year romance with Casares, all sustained by mail. All in vain, he died in a car accident just before they were reunited.
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Anthony Duce said...

Like the imagery and it’s irony. Good start for a cold morning. Thanks

Yvonne Osborne said...

Tony,
Thanks! Awful cold for sure.

Jim,
Thank you for commenting and the note on that 16-year romance.

Thot,
Thank you. Could use some of that this morning!

Rommy said...

Little miracles happen all the time, so why not hope for a reunion between two souls who bloomed brightly together?