Eddie Roa

Rookie (June 22,1942 / Manila. Philippines)

Elegy In A Flower Garden - Poem by Eddie Roa

each petal that falls even
from the homeliest blossom
is grieved by the congregation
of blooms in the garden

a solitary demise
is not an isolation

though not heard nor seen
the emptiness it creates
hangs heavy and tumid
untunes the euphony of echoes
and casts thick darkness
in the serenity of white clouds
puts the glade, the lake in gloom

pink and yellow bells toll
an earnest elegy for the fallen


Comments about Elegy In A Flower Garden by Eddie Roa

  • Freshman - 876 Points Sadiqullah Khan (1/22/2009 1:21:00 AM)

    That is why we mourn and want to be surrounded while it is happening. Thoughtfull piece (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (1/22/2009 12:49:00 AM)

    This poem as so much soul. 'untunes the euphony of echoes' did it for me. It is very very beautiful and written with such dignity. Karin Anderson (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 287 Points C. P. Sharma (1/21/2009 7:30:00 AM)

    An excellent elegy. Even the flowers feel. My mind goes back to Wordsworth:

    Even the smallest flower that blows
    To me can give thoughts that lie
    Too deep for human tears.

    I am quoting from memory, if wrong, please make amends.
    CP (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 47 Points Meggie Gultiano (1/20/2009 5:32:00 AM)

    you end your pen with wonderful and unforgettable words. A great piece. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (1/19/2009 8:46:00 PM)

    Your last lines are simply enchanting. Beautiful write.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 536 Points Simone Inez Harriman (1/13/2009 11:48:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this one Eddie. It is though the flowers sense their own demise through one petal drop. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 116 Points Sathyanarayana M V S (1/13/2009 5:39:00 AM)

    Real poetry with great descriptions, imagery and lovely composition. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shagun Khera (1/13/2009 4:47:00 AM)

    a solitary demise
    is not an isolation

    These are lines of a lifetime.....worth an applause....

    by the ways...i scribbled something too....by the name of darkest dawn before night....maybe u can have a look at it.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eddie Roa (1/13/2009 4:17:00 AM)

    Your comments are most appreciated Shagun. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shagun Khera (1/13/2009 3:14:00 AM)

    i must say.....this is delicate.....very delicate... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eddie Roa (1/12/2009 6:09:00 AM)

    Thanks to both of you for the read and compliments. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 440 Points Ency Bearis (1/11/2009 7:17:00 AM)

    awesome poem..eloquent write and with something to say behind...10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Goldy Locks (1/10/2009 7:41:00 PM)

    Really like what you did here. Keep on, your verse is rich and meaningful. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 10, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, April 26, 2010


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