Forget Me Knots and a Common Blue Bell

Photo by Linda Rosenkrans

Linda Rosenkrans

His bleeding hearts

Brought tears to my

bitter sweet eyes

His calming lavenders

Soothed my soul

In a moment of sorrow

His sage


The sleeping

Lotus from within

His selfless gardenias

Were a fragrant gift

Lingering in the air

Long after he had left

He’ll never know

How his carefully picked flowers

Contributed to the growth

Of my private garden

One flower at a time.