The Gardener LVII: I Plucked Your Flower
I plucked your flower, O world!
I pressed it to my heart and the
When the day waned and it
darkened, I found that the flower had
faded, but the pain remained.
More flowers will come to you with
perfume and pride, O world!
But my time for flower-gathering
is over, and through the dark night
I have not my rose, only the pain