scrap of fallen sky
blown on an autumn-chilled breeze
cornflower fades to grey
Kim M. Russell, 14th August 2019
My response to Carpe Diem #1724 Cornflower
Today’s addition to our field of flowers is the cornflower, also known as bachelor’s button. In folklore, cornflowers were worn by young men in love; if the flower faded too quickly, it was taken as a sign that the man’s love was unrequited.