• Title: The Lily and the Mower
    Written by: Thomas Bundgaard Jensen

    The lily watched how the mower cut the grass. This filled him with an almost uncontrollable indignation. He felt how the tension shone vividly like a star wound in his flower-face — moved from the stamen to the tips of his...
    Title: The Lily and the Mower
    Written by: Thomas Bundgaard Jensen

    The lily watched how the mower cut the grass. This filled him with an almost uncontrollable indignation. He felt how the tension shone vividly like a star wound in his flower-face — moved from the stamen to the tips of his magnificent, vigorous petals just to spread down his slim stem and from there to his whole body. Before the mower commenced cutting the lawn, the grass had shone so exuberantly in the caressing sunlight, but now the mower destroyed the bustle of happiness and freedom. Now he couldn’t control himself any longer — he shouted: “Why in heaven’s name are you destroying this splendid lawn? Doesn’t the mass beheading of all these star twinkling daisies make you feel ashamed of yourself?”
    “I’m just doing my bloody job — to ensure the overall impression. It isn’t your bleeding garden so why don’t you just bugger off!”
    The crude language of the mower was like petrol being splashed on the fire of his anger, of his tension filled body. He couldn’t attack the mower other than verbally — which he could see was pointless — and he couldn’t escape from the garden either. It seemed that there was nothing that the lily could do. He just had to submit to this unfortunate situation. He closed his eyes and sighed painfully.
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