Cornflowers – Too Blue for Logic


My axioms were so clean-hewn,

The joins of ‘thus’ and ‘therefore’ neat

But, I admit

Life would not fit

Between straight lines

And all the cornflowers said was ‘blue’

All summer long, so blue.

So when the sea came in and with one wave

Threatened to wash my edifice away

I let it.

[Marianne Jones]


[First discovered and posted back in 2002, but oft quoted since.]

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