Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Narcissus

NARCISSUS

-noun
1. any bulbous plant belonging to the genus Narcissus, of the amaryllis family, having showy yellow or white flowers with a cup-shaped corona.
2. the flower of any of these plants.
3. (initial capital letter) Classical Mythology. a youth who fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool and wasted away from unsatisfied desire, whereupon he was transformed into the flower.



I lose myself in your petals
In search of my own image
Warped Narcissus
Inebriated by scents
Too familiar not to be
Vaguely incestuous


The background picture is copyright of Willow of Willow Manor, who has put it forth as a writing prompt.
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15 comments:

martha said...

That is so powerful I could actually smell the fragrance as I read it. Brava!!!!

steviewren said...

I love it, especially the last line.

willow said...

Brilliant, Nathalie. I love the mythological twist.

Lyn said...

I know that guy!! The daffodil is more beautiful than he!!
Terrific..

Angie Muresan said...

Well when one is so gorgeous, it's hard not to be a little in love with oneself.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

lovely imagery

Peter Goulding said...

Are you the only one who thought of Narcissus, Nathalie? Great take!

spacedlaw said...

Narcissus comes naturally to a French speaker as the daffodil's French name is "narcisse".

Catalyst said...

Great pickup on the prompt, Nathalie!

Vicki Lane said...

Oh, wonderful! The Narcissus story is such a goodie! Was it Echo who pined away for love of him?

SUN DANCE HILL said...

Marvelous, very well done, love the take on the photo prompt.

Aoife.Troxel said...

beautiful :)

Queenmothermamaw said...

Great take on this prompt. Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods. Always glad to meet someone new. Blessings
QMM

Brian Miller said...

ha. what a wonderful take on the prompt...loved how you used its other name...

Selma said...

WOW. I liked the classical mythology reference which you highlighted with the use of 'inebriated' and 'incestuous'. Very, very good.