A Solitary Flower Poem by Khairul Ahsan

A Solitary Flower

Rating: 4.6

Among so many different flowers
In the hilly slopes and the valleys,
Stood a solitary one in the corner,
That singularly caught my eyes.

All the flowers gently swayed alike,
But not all had the same merriment.
Some did it with sprightly dance,
Some like a ritual, as if in a trance.

Butterflies, bees and the dragonflies
All came in groups with no surprise,
Singing their own serenades of love,
To the bright flowers, hovering above.

When all others were frolicking in fun,
Distinctly different was the solitary one,
All the while she was looking at the sun
To collect her nectar, no one had come.

A poet proceeded to her in steady gait,
To take her picture, he couldn't wait.
He knew one day his memory would blur
So he wanted a picture, to archive her.

This picture became a symbol to many
Who were lonely, without a company,
To them it was but a symbol of solitude,
Of a lonely soul marching with the multitude.

Poet's Notes:The idea of this poem came when the poet saw a solitary flower while visiting Nangolkot, Nepal, in April,2012

13 November 2013
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Dedicated to all the lonely souls of the world.
Kevin Patrick 18 November 2013

The best poems or any literature for that matter convey the universal themes that transplant any individual from one culture and into another, loneliness and desperation are found beyond every country and language, and the great writers are able to convey universal truth. This is universal a lovely work.

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Khairul Ahsan 26 June 2018

Oh, I am so much pleased to have such a high appraisal of my poem from you- 'This is universal a lovely work'. Thank you dear poet @Kevin Patrick. Your poem -'Sword Or Pen? ' is a very inspiring poem. I've just read it and left a comment there.

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Erika Wingo 26 November 2013

This took my breath away. I especially love the parallel one can draw between the solitary flower and the solitary woman. Lovely work.

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Lasoaphia Quxazs 28 July 2015

You are an observer, a searcher for life's secrets. Who is searching shall be full filled. Beautiful thoughts.

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Khairul Ahsan 29 June 2018

I am much honored by your adjectives, madam Lasoaphia Quxazs. Thank you for reading my poem and sharing your thoughts.

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Khairul Ahsan 21 November 2014

@ Adriana Avila Thank you so much for your kind words, I am much inspired, much obliged!

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Ruma Chaudhuri 20 May 2014

Excellent poem. Sometimes solitude gives us pleasure. I think so. I also want to be like that flower. Beautiful writing.

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Khairul Ahsan 29 June 2018

Thank you @Ruma Chaudhury for praising my poem. Your kind appraisal inspired me a lot.

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Khairul Ahsan 03 May 2014

@ Yasmeen Khan I am very much inspired by your comment on my poem. Thanks for reading my poem, and I am glad you liked it.

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Khairul Ahsan 03 May 2014

@ Neera Lollbeeharry I appreciate your comment on my poem you have so thoughtfully written. Truly inspired. Much obliged, many thanks!

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