Floralia

Floralia

by Cam M. Roberts

 

“As she talks, her lips breathe spring roses:
I was Chloris, who am now called Flora.”
 Ovid, Fasti

 

I.

Willow Poplar Hickory Ash
Elm Oak Sycamore Sassafras

Crape Myrtle Bradford Pear Persimmon
Turtlehead Toadshade Rhododendron

Hydrangea Geranium Hibiscus
Gardenia Hyacinth Eucalyptus

Foxglove Goldenrod Hollyhock Jonquil
Phlox Clover Marigold Shamrock Yaupon

 
 

II.

Drunken Angelica Aralia Spinosa
Carolina Silverbell Sober Magnolia

 
 

III.

Burning Bush Bearsfoot Milkweed Yew
Buckeye Tree Squirrel Corn
Red to Yellow Poppy

Bottlebrush Bamboo Sinews of Kudzu
Honeysuckle Bladderwort
Vines of Poison Ivy

Wild Fern Dahoon Spoon Leafed Sundew
Greenbriar Hawthorn
Lily-of-the-Valley

 
 

© CMR, 2014

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About Cam M. Roberts

Actor, Writer & Poet. WFU '12. NCSSM '08.
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