On the path to the front door this petal seemed worth snapping.
Pigeons are nesting in the wisteria above the front door. In the past blackbirds have occupied the position and on one memorable occasion fledged during the mens' final of Wimbledon. We came to realize there were visitors only yesterday when we noticed twigs and feathers on the front doorstep, carelessly dropped in the process of building.
Another quote from Calvino's Six Memos for the Next Millennium: "I am convinced that writing prose should not be any different from writing poetry. In both cases it is a question of looking for the unique expression, one that is concise, concentrated and memorable". This may be begging some questions, but it refocuses the question about the difference between poetry and prose.