I love it that flowers are named. A tulip is not just a tulip but known by name amongst hundreds of dry brown bulbs that are chosen carefully to create a colorful palette designed by each gardener. As human beings we don't like the idea of someone being a favourite, but when it comes to flowers there can be many and in the tulip family Angelique takes 1st place amongst her peers in my garden bed along side Antionette, Abigail, Purple Prince and Christmas Marvel to name a few.
She furls and twirls her petals
Like a ballerina's soft, opaque skirt.
Amongst her tall, pirouetting peers
She stands apart, fragrant as a delicate rose
whimsical and sweet as an angel.