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More on orange lilies

Those flowers looping my great-grandfather’s headstone were the tigerest of lilies, outrageous tongues licking the hellfire fade of his name from granite, harder than he was when his mother begged him to drop his King James in deathbed drama, and he wouldn’t. … Continue reading

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lilies and ireland

tiger lilies, proud cacophony of orange can’t hide green stems

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