Violet bells,

if only you would 

sing your name


To know your name

I must look closely

observe your shapes,

colours, textures—

how you are arranged.

To know your name

is to learn what

they say about you

though no name will

capture your essence.


A week after finding these flowers I made a tentative identification: “Hairy Beard-Tongue”. I’d prefer to call them “Violet Trumpets”.

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