Naked Ladies, Magic Lilies (Lycoris squamigera)

Heart Exposed

Batter my heart, three-person'd God, for you
As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;
That I may rise and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend
Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new.
I, like an usurp'd town to'another due,
Labor to'admit you, but oh, to no end;
Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend,
But is captiv'd, and proves weak or untrue.
Yet dearly'I love you, and would be lov'd fain,
But am betroth'd unto your enemy;
Divorce me,'untie or break that knot again,
Take me to you, imprison me, for I,
Except you'enthrall me, never shall be free,
Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.
by John Donne


Keri said...

Beautiful flowers!
The animal of the day...woodrat...
that is my least favorite!
Oh, I do not like rats of any kind!

Danna said...

I had forgotten about naked ladies, they grew around my yard when I was little! Now I will have to find out if they will grow in my planting zone!