Giant White Squill

by Marcela Sulak

Drimia maritime, or giant white squill, grows up to a meter tall along the rocky Mediterranean coast. It was used in ancient times to mark borders and boundaries, and as both a poison and a remedy.

Dear great white squill in my little life, how your delight

is always predicated on the death impulses of this world. Your practice


of planting heavy feet, which we can see in the movement

of your lightly scented wrists:


in such a world, it is simplicity itself to be beautiful.(More …)