Hey, pretty flower, what’s your name?
Your sweet, strong smell’s your claim to fame.
To get to know you properly,
I wish I’d studied botany.
See, flower, it’s because of you
That we have such lovely perfume.
The classics are from you derived;
Without, our worlds would be deprived.
I like you just the way you are,
Though from your final form you’re far.
Enfleurage, solvent extraction—
Those are for another’s action.
Your looks are deceptive, flower,
Hiding carnivorous power
Within your intricate beauty.
Strange flower, who are you, truly?