I'm looking for an elegy-style poem in which the narrator recounts ignoring the beautiful flowers around them, instead attending to a single flower that had yet to bloom. They thought this one flower would grow to become more spectacular than the rest, but it instead shriveled and died, causing the narrator great dismay.
I can't recall the exact format, but it was most likely a prose poem of a couple hundred words. The style seemed to be of European origin in the 19th or 20th century. I read this a couple weeks ago on a literature exam; the question that used this passage was scheduled to be released, but has not been to the best of my knowledge.
Some poems I ruled out are "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard", "Elegy IX: The Autumnal", and "Elegy Before Death". I've tried searching for various combinations of "elegy", "flower", "eulogy", etc. to no avail. I've tried everywhere I could think of, but this particular piece eludes me. Any help would be fantastic.