My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver Prompt #72: June 16 2016: Passiflora caerulea


Awash with cerulean ripples,

Other-worldly, complex flowers


South American beauties

At the windows of a brothel,

Wild and menacing

As their vigorous vines


And swallow trees whole

Like Amazonian anacondas.

And yet,

The intricate structure

Of each flower

Is a symbol

Of another kind of Passion:

Flagellating tendrils,

Lance leaf and petal apostles,

Stigma nails and anther wounds,

The filaments a crown of thorns,

A pure white flower

In garments of azure.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016


(©Peter Bertok CC BY-SA 3.0)

7 thoughts on “Passion

  1. Thank you for playing along with the TW prompt Kim! 🙂

    Wonderful response – I love how you’ve explored the flower – and the metaphors you’ve created –
    great ideas and phrases in combinations that are as striking as the flower it self 😀

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