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A Vase of Marigolds

To Anne Seeley

Nothing fancy:
Some brilliant late summer flowers
Are printing their shadows
On ceiling and walls
And shifting the prints with the passage of hours.

There you have it:
The working of time and of light
On the flowers you put
In a place I would see,
To signify friendship, to nudge me to write.

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