Flowers & Bullets, by Yevgeny Yevtushenko
(English translation by Anthony Kahn)
Bullets don't like people
who love flowers,
They're jealous ladies, bullets,
short on kindness.
Allison Krause, nineteen years old,
for loving flowers.
When, thin and open as the pulse
you put a flower in a rifle's mouth
"Flowers are better than bullets,"
was pure hope speaking.