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  • I was always hesitant
    Vaguely unsettled
    To paint flowers
    Lovely as they are

    Preferring the solidity
    Of hill and stone
    Even the sinuousness
    Of certain trees

    To the fleeting fluidity
    The terrible fragility
    Of petal and leaf
    Blossom and stem

    Until today

    Image: CALIFORNIA POPPIES
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