Treasure Island

Seema Aarella

(19 Mar 1979 / KGF, India)

! ! ! ...THOSE FLOWERS


They lie there, on the chipped slab
Where no one sniffs its smell
Its beauty does not rouse a talk
Since the dead can’t see and tell

Thronging the shrine of sacred stone
Each element in service of him
Endorsed with holiness unknown
They gleam with a hallowed vim

Laid with care, designed to excite
Gracing the boudoir of newly wed
Squashed, squeezed through the night
While a life begins, they are dead.

Submitted: Friday, August 21, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, October 27, 2009

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  • Raj Nandy (10/26/2009 9:58:00 AM)

    IT IS TRUE THAT WE EXPRESS OUR INNER FEELINGS WITH PERISHABLE FLOWERS, THOUGH WE HUMANS SURVIVE FOR LONGER HOURS!
    LET THE BOUQUET OF FEELINGS REMAIN IN OUR HEARTS AND MIND, -
    GIVING THEM A TOUCH OF THE DIVINE!
    -Raj Nandy (Report) Reply

  • Nikunj Sharma (8/29/2009 1:08:00 AM)

    Nicely rhymed and written with lot of poetic fragrence........the poem is as graceful as the flowers themselves are. true they give their lives for the pleasures of we the people (Report) Reply

  • Vaibhav Pandey (8/26/2009 3:02:00 AM)

    'While a life begins, they are dead.'......a brilliant ending to this very fine poem ma'm.....truly loved it...10 (Report) Reply

  • Rakesh Bedi (8/21/2009 9:30:00 AM)

    ....While a life begins they are dead, correct seema and their life makes the others life Unforgettable! The fragrance gifted to the momemts stays fresh in the memory till last. (Report) Reply

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