Treasure Island

Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Pray Do Not Pick The Daffodils (Re-submission)


Pray do not pick the daffodils
Their life has just begun,
Oh let them live as nature meant,
Stood dancing ‘neath the sun

Nor pluck the roses from their stems
For they will wilt and die
Oh leave them ling’ring in the earth
To grow wherein they lie

Each leaf, each bloom, each blade of grass
Belongs to mother earth
Pray do not take them from the soil
Do not destroy their birth

Submitted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is an old write which I submitted early last year. I am re-submitting due to it having disappeared from my list. I did receive comments at the time, so I don't know why it has disappeared, and PH say they have no record of it.

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  • Khairul Ahsan (8/31/2013 10:23:00 PM)

    Thanks for discovering this lost gem and re-offering to us, it's simply marvelous! Every line touches the heart.10/10.
    Quite agree with the comments of Thomas A Robinson, Sandra Feldman, Lyn Paul, Lucifera Santez, Kavya, Loraine Colon and Davis Wood. (Report) Reply

  • Soulful Heart (8/4/2013 10:27:00 AM)

    nature indeed hs been taken for gra
    nted by us....pure human selfishness should b curbed by us.....good write.. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (7/30/2013 9:50:00 PM)

    I also believe, the flowers look beautiful when they stay with their mother i.e plant.Your writes are fabulous Val.You know I adore them. (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (7/28/2013 6:16:00 PM)

    I remember this poem and commenting on it. The comment verbatim escapes me, but in essence it was good with a fine message and remains thus. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (7/28/2013 3:02:00 PM)

    a sign of a gentle heart...this taking care of nature in this delicate manner...i hope you must have found BONDING on my page similar to this one of yours! beautiful work! (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (7/27/2013 1:41:00 PM)

    Preserve the joy that Nature gives
    Just feast your eyes as Beauty, lives
    This is what I think you so beautifully said, gave me a deep feeling of peace and joy. A spiritual union with Nature, felt human again, thank you (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (7/27/2013 1:45:00 AM)

    wat a noble thought.....unfortunately not all think this way and ultimately the beautiful flowers get plucked to be decorated on their own tables (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (7/26/2013 10:00:00 AM)

    There is no sound more harrowing than that of a plucked flower screaming.
    This is a gorgeous poem Val and I agree that just like animals, flowers are better left alive in the field than dead on a table. (Report) Reply

  • G.R. Gaus (7/25/2013 10:51:00 PM)

    Your poems of nature are well stated and very well understood, just returned from a two week deck building adventure at my sons house to find our flower garden ravished by varmints. Pray do not eat my daffodils? ? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/25/2013 7:12:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem about nature and its beauty. See and enjoy. I would have missed a great one if you did not resubmit. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Halls (7/24/2013 3:19:00 PM)

    Someone may have plucked it and run off with it Val!
    Don't worry this one looks well planted and your sure to get good comments too. (Report) Reply

  • Payal Parande (7/24/2013 12:01:00 PM)

    oh! how wonderful, your poetry always flow like a peaceful breeze, just beautiful ma'am a well crafted piece (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (7/24/2013 9:04:00 AM)

    This is oh so beautiful Valerie. I love flowers but they are really
    beautiful when they are not picked. There is something about them
    as they flow back and forth with the wind as the sun shines brightly
    upon them. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (7/24/2013 8:37:00 AM)

    mother earths beauty is not apreciated by all unfortunately but your poem most certainly is. (Report) Reply

  • Terry M (7/24/2013 5:56:00 AM)

    Makes me want to grow some flowers for sure, well done and well put. Keep up the good work! (Report) Reply

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