Saturday, 11 April 2020

NaPoWriMo 2020, Day 11: Garland Speech

Garland Speech

"There's rosemary, that's for remembrance, pray you, love, remember."

your love
bid you follow.

grew rosemary
by my backdoor.

hard an
fervently "remember me".

will I
do with my

Mournings? "Grown
for two ends".

sagely advised
bridall or burriall.

is perennial.
It pays dividends.

Today's prompt was to create a poem in which one or more flowers take on specific meanings. 

I've always found Ophelia's garland speech particularly poignant and doing a little research around the symbolic meaning of Rosemary discovered that Herrick had a poem that reflects rosemary's use in both bridal bouquets and burial wreaths.

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