Post more comments





The boy who sold flowers had bright
Some bunches were small and others
medium sized.
He sold them all for a moderate price;
Though some lovers for their sweethearts
paid an extra price!
But no one knew how the boy got his
Stolen from a graveyard during early
morning hours!
But the flowers remained indifferent
and remained as flowers,
Our Kashmir Valley was ‘a paradise’ once, -
full of flowers!
-Raj Nandy
10 Mar 09
New Delhi

Submitted: Monday, March 09, 2009

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (*** THE FLOWER SELLER by RAJ NANDY )

Enter the verification code :

  • Sandra Fowler (5/31/2009 8:57:00 PM)

    The flower seller is endearing. It does not matter where he got his flowers.
    A touching story.10/10

    Kind regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (3/9/2009 11:31:00 PM)

    what an irony- you have captured beauty, pain, a boy's way of earning an honest wage. Raj, amazing lines
    flowers remained indifferent and remained as flowers... so meaningful, eternal truth
    OUR kASHMIR VALLEY WAS ONCE- FULL OF FLOWERS- an ultimate lamentation...what things have come to be...

    20/10 (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley Updates

New Poems

  2. Names, Michael Mira
  3. another nutty day, lee fones
  4. i am just watching, Manonton Dalan
  5. Purple again, Ruth Walters
  6. 5, Oh Clock!, Sandra Feldman
  7. My Love, engeli montalla
  8. two punk rockers, lee fones
  9. That Terrible Motel Room, Jose Armando Guzman
  10. Green and Grey, Jose Armando Guzman

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Browning

by Robert Browning

Take the cloak from his face, and at first
Let the corpse do its worst!

How he lies in his rights of a man!
Death has done all death can.
...... Read complete »

[Hata Bildir]