Twisted around her wrist…

a bracelet of cowslips and oxeyes,
meadow flowers of summers long
gone. Her refusal to add pimpernels,
rubies among silver and gold, surprised
me. But she was drawn with childish glee
to sunny dandelions and buttercups
that cast a buttery glow under her chin.
So many seasons of bracelets twist
around the couplet of our wrists.

Kim M. Russell, 7th April 2020

Ken Thompson: the annual hunt for Britain's most common flower ...
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My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads NaPoWriMo Day 7 Play it Again in April 2020: Bracelet

Susie’s prompt takes us back to 7th April 2016, when she asked us to write a poem about a bracelet. She shared quotes and extracts for inspiration.

I’m merging this prompt with Kerry’s Skylover Wordlist, sourced from Dylan Thomas’s poetry collection Deaths and Entrances, from which the seventh word is ‘refusals’.

24 thoughts on “Twisted around her wrist…

  1. Kim, I like this nice portrait of a simple girl remained simple as she matured. You also found a very pretty Dausy Bracelet picture. Daisies are Mrs. Jim’s favorite flower. She remained a simple girl also.
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  2. Gorgeous imagery, Kim! 💝 I so adore; “But she was drawn with childish glee to sunny dandelions and buttercups that cast a buttery glow under her chin.”

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  3. I remember as a young girl, my friends and I used to hold buttercups under our chins to see if they would glow. I forget what it meant but I can remember doing it and making the bracelets as well. Thanks for bringing these memories back with your lovely poem. 🙂

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