nimal dunuhinga

Rookie - 151 Points (19, April,1951 / kalubovila East, Sri Lanka)

An Untimely Death Of A Flower Bud - Poem by nimal dunuhinga

A rare fragrance in the garden
and a passer-by wasp in the vicinity
never trustworthy,
heard the poor virgin flower's whispering anthem.
The cruel honey eater never miss a chance.
With his coaxing manner
approached her.
She cannot cry or shout as she was mesmerized
and prostrated helplessly.
The following morning
a kind bee found her soft petals were scattered
all over the ground.

Dedication to all the victims who were suffered in concentration camps.
My special features Anne Frank & Etty Hillstorm for their literary prodigy of the diaries.

Comments about An Untimely Death Of A Flower Bud by nimal dunuhinga

  • (2/16/2008 5:18:00 PM)

    This one reminds me of Blake's Songs of Innocence - your imaginative allegory is both simple and gripping. It seems as though fate is an unstoppable force that tramples on those who are powerless to stop the onslaught. A fine poem Nimal and a beautiful dedication. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

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  • (4/3/2006 6:31:00 PM)

    Dear Nimal, this is without a doubt, your finest work to date.What a tribute for all those who
    have suffered much.You have placed a beautiful flower in their garden.
    What a well written poem and such fantastic words of tribute at the end.Love Duncan
    This is worth more than just a vote, this is why we vote.
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  • (3/30/2006 5:07:00 PM)

    What a tragic, allegorical poem. Rather like a fairy tale, but with no happily ever after. At least for the poor flower. I hope that bee suffered severely for his lack of pity. No doubt he did since there is still a God in Heaven who knows how to dispense both perfect justice and perfect mercy. Very original poem, Nimal.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 30, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 8, 2006

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