To a passing Lilly white who shall in love delight

The Lilly

The modest Rose puts forth a thorn,
The humble sheep a threat’ning horn:
While the Lilly white shall in love delight,
Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.

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I would love to think I might be so candid, so open, so vulnerable, offering nothing offensive, nothing threatening to the other flowers, delighting only in love and accepting again the unbounded ecstasy of love. Billy the Lilly. And if I were, then I would need to be lucky enough to find another Lilly, another flower who won't sting and hurt and wound with their defences. 

Apparently, "Lilies are remarkably hardy, easy to grow, and easy to maintain" (http://www.wikihow.com/Care-for-Lilies). 



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