What don’t you understand? in an explanation of a long distance wooing.
The tall wands of firm slender stems
or the delicate cream-white blossoms
that are like wind-bells of the night playing in natures restless breezes.
Maybe ‘they aren’t easy’ and need courtly care.
They can however with proper nurturing become sassy boisterous
clumps … and their fragrance simply overwhelming.
Even one blossom, even one night is an inspiration.
This is a flower one has to work for.
“Positive names and promises of glory?” Such is life!
To swirl and to swoon and even bats got to fly … the complete
sensualist always did wonder about the pollinator of this one.
… And if her foliage droops and withers away in summer, perhaps it’s just
deliberate to provide her owner for additional vacation time.
dedicated to Debbie
(c) 1993 Herb Senft