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Lotus Eater

© 2017 Robert Morris Black / Leprechaun Club Music (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved.


Send me a letter (Zinnia)
In the language of flowers (Wisteria)
In the garden of the world (Verbena)
The limp father of thousands (Violet)
(Tulip, Snowdrop, Snapdragon, Primrose)

Let the boy smoke (Poppy)
His life’s no bed of roses (Poinsettia)
It’s a very warm morning (Petunia)
And too hot to quarrel (Periwinkle)
I met her in the park (Peony)
With my tooraloom tay (Pansy)
And a newspaper baton (Nightshade)
That I just threw away (Nasturtium)
(Narcissus, Morning Glory, Mimosa, Milkweed)

She thinks of me often (Marigold)
She’s longing to meet me (Magnolia)
She wishes that she could (Lily)
Do something for me (Lilac)
She wants to know (Lavender)
What perfume my wife wears (Jasmine)
She calls me “poor naughty boy” (Iris)
She wants to punish me (Impatiens)
(Hydrangea, Hyacinth, Honeysuckle, Honeycup)

A strange custom, confessions (Hollyhock)
It’s god’s little joke (Hibiscus)
Anemone meet (Heliotrope)
All naughty nightstalk (Heather)
There’s a cooling effect (Goldenrod)
It’s like a narcotic (Gladiola)
Sweet lemony wax (Geranium)
Combine business with pleasure (Gardenia)
(Freesia, Foxglove, Forget-Me-Not, Daisy)

    Blind faith, bread of angels
    Stupefaction lulls the pain
    Safe in the arms of Kingdom Come
    Hokypoky, penny a lump

Flowers of idleness (Daffoldil)
Sleep half the year (Cockscomb)
Passing through life (Chrysanthemum)
And Donnybrook Fair (Carnation)
Send me a letter (Candytuft)
In the language of flowers (Buttercup)
In the garden of the world (Bluebell)
The limp father of thousands (Begonia)
(Aster, Anthurium, Amaryllis, Aconitum)

– Henry Flower, Esquire, c/o P.O. Westland Row. City