June 5

Nigella damascena

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Sky blue and sapphire, sharp angles and points

These annual flowers never disappoint

Amidst a sea of ferny feathery leaves

Soft delicate look definitely deceives

Angled flowers fade, curvy seed heads appear

Purple striped sage green pods house seeds of next year

Love-in-a-mist some say it grows like a weed

Returning year after year from those small seeds

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(A Mathnawi Poem)

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