The Flower Lady

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And there upon a stool she sat

With well worn shoes and floppy hat

Petals from her basket fell

A bouquet in her hands to sell

Flowers for your love she said

With quizzical look and tilted head

Your lady fair would be remiss

If she did not return a kiss

Ah, I said, if that were true

I’d buy all the blooms from you

But alas, there is no femme

To whom I could present a stem

Then find one she was quick to cry

Such gesture to a lass imply

A handsome beau before her stands

With a gift of beauty in his hands

What fair miss could look away

Let her emotions run astray

But with cunning wiles adept

This fragrant present would accept

I from my pocket coins withdrew

And in her hand, I placed a few

A shy smile crossed her face

And for a moment, eyes embraced

Thank you sir, you’re very kind

I hope your lady you can find

And if you do, you’ll see she’s keen

Charmed by this gift so unforeseen

And with that he returned the bowers

Daisies, Asters, and Cone flowers

Said may with their beauty you imbue

My fair maid, these are for you


About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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