Cliché: NaPoWriMo #24

In the Pink

Is at the pinnacle
as first described
by Mercutio
in Act Two, Scene Four

and Pink is a flower,
now Dianthus by name,
admired by Elizabethans.

Said bloom gave its name
to the color, not
[sic] versa vice.

Whether dubbed
for its pinked edges
as snipped by a shears
or after Dutch pinck-ooghen
“little eye” a blink
is uncertain,

yet we know
to be in
the very best state
is to be a flower
and lasts
but an hour.

In the Pink

Is at the pinnacle

as first described

by Mercutio

in Act Two, Scene Four,

and Pink is a flower,

now Dianthus by name,

admired by Elizabethans.

Said bloom gave its name

to the color, not

[sic] versa vice.

Whether dubbed

for its pinked edges

as snipped by a shears

or after Dutch pinck-ooghen

“little eye”: a blink

is uncertain,

yet we know

to be in

the very best state

is to be a flower,

and lasts

but a few hours.

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