Saturday, April 1, 2017

Crime Poetry - Grandiflora

April is poetry month and to celebrate we are featuring one of our favorite poems from the fabulous crime poetry blog, The Five-Two, run by Gerald So. Today's poem is "Grandiflora" by Rosemarie Keenan.


by Rosemarie Keenan

He wasn't all mine
no matter what he said.

I saw him tending to them,
pretty things
just blooming.

Spending my money
to water
them with wine.

I’ve learned pruning is essential
for maintaining roses' health,
with shears or sometimes saws.
While wearing gloves, of course.

He wasn't all mine
no matter what he said.
He spread himself around
like ashes on this flower bed.

Here's the poem being read aloud:

Here's Rosemary's bio:

ROSEMARIE KEENAN, with her husband Vince Keenan, writes as Renee Patrick. Their debut novel, the classic Hollywood mystery, Design for Dying was published by Forge books in April 2016. Rosemarie's poetry has been featured at The Five-Two and in Silver Birch Press's anthology Noir Erasure Poetry.

Come back next week for more fabulous crime poetry from The Five-Two. In the meantime, check out the anthologies and swag over on the site.

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