The Glass

Words of fire could not surpass
nineteen daffodils in a glass.

Lovers’ speeches merely stammer
set beside that yellow clamour.

Politicians’ polished skill
wilts before the green blades’ thrill.

Football crowds of celebration
make a quieter ovation.

Children’s laughter, children’s games
fade before these full-throat flames.

When I die set on my tomb
such a glass of life and home.

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