Vibrant – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Marigolds




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I invited you once to tea
in those salad days of summer past,
you were a vibrant garland
that bordered my soul
with hope.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Note: the humble Calendula – Marigold, is one of my fave flowers. I have had it inn tea, a friend was familiar with it qualities as a dye, and I’ve had it in salad.




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40 responses to “Vibrant – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I think of it as India’s national flower, they use it in garlands for gods and prolifically for wedding decorations … they must have acres of it for all the blooms I’ve seen.
    I’ve had it in salad but never in tea 🙂

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  2. I totally agree with Kate. The mention of the word flower always brings marigolds to mind. 😊

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  3. What a flowery compliment of a poem. (Pun intended)

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  4. I always plant marigolds throughout my vegetable garden! I love the first two lines “I invited you once to tea, in those salad days of summers past!” Right away I am envisioning a tea party in the garden!

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  5. Love marigolds too. They stand tall in the worst heat and humidity of summer.
    Delightful poem!

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  6. i love marigolds, they are unassuming and graceful, beautiful poem Paul to show me its many uses, they grow wild here and so lovely

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  7. Beautiful poem. I love Marigold too. It’s a perfect companion to vegetable plants especially the tomato.

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  8. Thank you for stirring a lovely childhood memory Paul…no pun intended!

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  9. Oh, wow. I really love this one. How beautiful. Cleverly written, too.

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  10. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
    I love this!


  11. You are a romantic for sure! Lovely lines. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Beautifully put! I love Marigolds too!😊😊

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  13. lync56

    So beautifully crafted words – love it


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