Urban Physic Garden

 

Marigold



July 1st, 2011 · No Comments · Medicinal Plants Poetry Project

i.

calendula officinalis ovate throughout months as
florigraph
                        foreshow cloud stead or dear
Apollo spurning / in close 9:00 AM listless
pines nine day / gaze to chariot, floral
                                                    by pity;     face to bloom;
                                          neck to stem’s sorrow

ii.

husband’s dial or golde
                                                or female imperative
exacting in close 3:00 PM.
                                                        for endurance
              w/ heightened erotic / stimulant local, or worn
between breast to keep sweet or
                                                                    clearing head to cheer
lust divined
                        or crush & burn to
                        stomach & lips f’ true-heart St. Luke’s day
 
 
Nat Raha
(From Herbarium, a new poetry anthology. Launch and reading 22 July)

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