poet Adeline Foster

Adeline Foster

Bloom Of Youth

The Bloom Of Youth

Your day will come little girl, little girl,
Be patient today and tomorrow.
Sip gently the nectar of awakening love,
Deep drafts are harbingers of sorrow.*
Guard wisely the blush of your opening bud-
One blossom is all you're allotted.
The body betrays and the heart is deceived
In throes of first passion besotted.
For many a dewdrop of love comes your way
To pluck at impatient heart strings,
But dew drops evaporate in the sun's ray,
Sip gently awaiting well-springs.
That first gentle thrill as your petals unfurl,
Like a breeze passing over the skin,
Can turn to a tempest and rage uncontrolled
To lead you astray from within.
Pluck not the bud and hand careless away-
No bud that is plucked ever blossoms
'Til down the footpaths of your slated day
True love will at last come a-walking.

*harbinger: a precedent; to go before

Topic(s) of this poem: first love, poem

Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 1, 2007
Poem Edited: Thursday, December 10, 2015

Rating Card

5,0 out of 5
23 total ratings
rate this poem

Comments about Bloom Of Youth by Adeline Foster

  • Sarah ShahzadSarah Shahzad (12/10/2019 4:59:00 AM)

    Powerfully penned with good imagery. A pleasure to read...! ! I love to write as well, have my own poetry so please check my site :)

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (11/19/2019 4:13:00 AM)

    love is blooming there
    in thy heart
    like the sunrise flower
    like the rose and lotus

    there are you
    there is me
    both are in one den of heart
    for the blooming together
    for the rising together
    for the living together

    maybe our love
    took birth together
    in the heaven of soul

    and still we are here
    blooming together
    for our love o dear

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (11/19/2019 12:33:00 AM)

    That first gentle thrill as your petals unfurl,
    Like a breeze passing over the skin,
    Can turn to a tempest and rage uncontrolled
    To lead you astray from within.

    beautifully crafted

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (6/24/2019 5:54:00 AM)

    Sip gently awaiting well-springs.
    That first gentle thrill as your petals unfurl,
    Like a breeze passing over the skin,
    Can turn to a tempest and rage uncontrolled
    To lead you astray from within............./// beautiful poetic expression; penned beautifully

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (3/2/2019 10:30:00 PM)

    A beautiful day will definitely come for a little girl. A flower blooms with beauty. Little girl will bloom with nice personality. True love will at last come a-walking and guard her life with greatness. This is an excellent poem beautifully penned...10

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (7/2/2017 11:09:00 PM)

    Fine craftsmanship and vivid images make this a standout poem for me.

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Dorothy- A. HolmesDorothy- A. Holmes (8/19/2016 7:23:00 PM)

    A lovely verse with such profound truth!

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Tom Billsborough (8/16/2016 3:04:00 AM)

    A very wise poem with a hauntingly lyrical rhythm. Highest craftsmanship. I bet you're a great Instructor in the Art,
    judging by the quality of your own verse.
    Tom

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Mary DouglasMary Douglas (7/23/2016 5:46:00 PM)

    the pearl of truth. and love.

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Ozark Mountain HomegrownOzark Mountain Homegrown (3/11/2016 2:36:00 PM)

    This is so beautiful! I wish I would have heard this as a young girl...all mothers and fathers should share this with their children!

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (3/8/2016 2:38:00 PM)

    First love with joy! Thanks for sharing.

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Sarah PerssonSarah Persson (3/3/2016 10:53:00 AM)

    Such a wonderful poem about falling in love. You capture it perfectly. Stunning write. You've truly talented.

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Amri RamseyAmri Ramsey (1/13/2016 3:39:00 PM)

    Great poem! Very well written.

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Pamela SinicropePamela Sinicrope (12/27/2015 5:53:00 PM)

    WOW! This is my favorite among your poems that I have read this far. This is extremely well-done...and of course, I can relate as as grown woman. Thanks for sharing and for writing this. I see a theme in your writing....

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Shahin LatifShahin Latif (12/1/2015 12:57:00 PM)

    A lovely poem. Well done. Heartiest thanks to you. Be well always.

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Danielle Elsworth (11/16/2015 12:41:00 PM)

    This poem is so beautiful, it is something in my opinion that every girl growing up should hear. excellent write. Bravo
    Have a blessed day

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Sekharan PookkatSekharan Pookkat (7/20/2015 6:04:00 PM)

    A poem with beautiful lines of youth- I like it especially last stanza

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Captain Herbert PoetryCaptain Herbert Poetry (7/3/2015 8:10:00 PM)

    a poem with passion and with beautiful lines throughout the whole piece

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Morgan CopelandMorgan Copeland (11/22/2013 2:18:00 PM)

    It's beautiful. I loved it. Writing should always give you feeling. This does. Great job.

    Report Reply
    3 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • James William (11/18/2013 6:55:00 PM)

    I love this poem, If I did have my daughter right now I would have read this to her every night as bed time story.

    Report Reply
    3 person liked.
    0 person did not like.

Rating Card

5,0 out of 5
23 total ratings
rate this poem



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