Essential Oils — are wrung —
The Attar from the Rose
Be not expressed by Suns — alone —
It is the gift of Screws —

The General Rose — decay —
But this — in Lady’s Drawer
Make Summer — When the Lady lie
In Ceaseless Rosemary —

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  1. Buck says:

    This has to be my favorite ED poem. When the rose petals are wrung, all that is left is the oil. When her life is over (wrung) all that is left is the poetry. When she passed her poetry was found stacked in her dresser drawer and wrapped in red ribbon. Did anyone else read it that way? Be honest?

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