The Writers Voice
The World's Favourite Literary Website

Iris

by

Ram Mehta

Prized for perfumes and medicines,
Rainbow personified & Godís messenger,
Resting the souls of dead women,
Decorum of the graves,
Delight of the ancient artists.


Blooming on Minoan Walls,
Sculptured in stone at Karnak.
Living memories of the French revolution.
Clovis put you on his banner
And won over Germanic tribe.
Louis VII adopted you as device,
ĎFleur-de-lisí the symbol of France.
Germany suspended you in beer barrels,
And France to enrich the wine,
England to give flavour to brandies,
And Russia flavoured a soft drink.


Then, plucked in a state of chastity,
Now, relegated to flavour toothpaste.

Critique this work

Click on the book to leave a comment about this work

All Authors (hi-speed)    All Authors (dialup)    Children    Columnists    Contact    Drama    Fiction    Grammar    Guest Book    Home    Humour    Links    Narratives    Novels    Poems    Published Authors    Reviews    September 11    Short Stories    Teen Writings    Submission Guidelines

Be sure to have a look at our Discussion Forum today to see what's
happening on The World's Favourite Literary Website.