He Made This Screen

not of silver nor of coral,
but of weatherbeaten laurel.

Here, he introduced a sea
uniform like tapestry;

here, a fig-tree; there, a face;
there, a dragon circling space --

designating here, a bower;
there, a pointed passion-flower.

by Marianne Moore

Comments (2)

Captivating
Beautiful, especially this part '...designating here, a bower; there, a pointed passion-flower...'