Saadi's Flowers

“I wanted to bring you roses this morning,

But I had taken so many of them into my closed belts

So many that the tight knots couldn't contain them.

 

🌹The knots broke. The roses flew

In the wind, to the sea they went.

They followed the water, never to return.

 

🌹They turned the waves red, as if they were ablaze.

Tonight, my dress still carries their scent....

Breathe it in from me, the fragrant memory”


🌹Marceline Desbordes-Valmore🌹