Sand verbena, Yuma County, Arizona

A flower has no gender
As far as I can see;
But still I have some reasons
That blooms appeal to me:
I love them for their beauty,
Fragility, and scent—
And yet with sudden windstorms,
How quickly they are spent!

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Macro Monday 2
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Gender”

Posted on March 28, 2017, in Arizona, light verse, Macro Monday 2, Midweek Motif, Poets United, Rhyming poetry, Yuma County and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. so pretty, it looks like a cineraria

  2. One day, humanity will reach this point, where gender doesn’t matter, until then, we must fight for equality and educate all, for this paradigm shift.

  3. Even plants lure strangers for sexual reasons.

  4. ‘I love them for their beauty, / Fragility, and scent—’ this is the way to look at the world…a nice one…

  5. Wow! How subtly you play with these ideas. Love like this makes the world go round! Thank you.

  6. Ha, you made me wonder about possible gender in flowers…one thinks: flowers feminine and bees/pollinators male? But no, likely not.

  7. Yes, it is beautiful!!!

  8. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    Beautiful picture, and a lovely, oblique take on the prompt.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Sometimes all I can do with a prompt is approach it obliquely! 🙂

      On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 4:26 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


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