Dried Red Rose Poem by Diwakar Bhatt

Dried Red Rose

Rating: 5.0

One day I took out a book from shelf,
Didn’t remember when I read it myself.

Slowly dusted with a cloth quite clean,
Title “Romeo & Juliet” could be seen.

Suddenly, eyes filled with tears of pain,
A blurred image in mind sharpened again.

Stood with the book in trembling hands,
Such deep grief I could hardly withstands.

All happenings came alive before my eyes,
As if a dark night quashed by bright sunrise.

Opened the book with affection and reverence,
It was a gift from a damsel who loved me once.

I could see a dried red rose still in the pages,
Symbol of true and pious love since the ages.

It was the rose I put into her coiled tresses,
When our immortal love was in the genesis.

Recalled our amorous meetings clandestine,
Youthful verve and unbridled desires to pine.

One day she met in the lowest of her mood,
Swollen eyes told of unfavorable vicissitude.

We only wept together without a word said,
Lastly she revealed her betrothal, a real dread.

She ran berserk not able to look into my eyes,
Left alone dumbfounded soon burst into cries.

Never could I meet her to my dismay brutal,
Lost in the human deluge somewhere to settle.

In the aftermath, happened something blissful,
A book reached my address in a parcel beautiful.

Two drops of her tears smeared in kohl I found,
Retold the story of Romeo and Juliet to astound.

Dried rose she sent in it to finish all links earthly
Keeping memories of love in her heart stealthily.

Lived my whole life reminiscing the cruel day,
Now frail I am in body and mind nothing to say.

Wherever she might be, let love be her companion,
In next life it will be our rendezvous to joyous union.

Niamat Ali Murtazai 04 July 2011

The poem is very very beautiful. Its pathos shows that it is based upon real experience of life. The development of thought is praiseworthy.The end is most striking.RHYME carries its own importance.

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Romeo Della Valle 04 July 2011

A very romantic and heart touching write full of emotion and vivid memories of yesteryears. Great imagery and texture and love your style. I am sure that like you, many people have been there, including myself.10+++ Keep inspiring the World. Love and Peace! ...

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Nidhi Dev 05 July 2011

I just can say...this poem brought tears to my eyes... wonderful! ! (for want of a better word)

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Priya Arora 05 July 2011

Beautiful....awesome...as i always stated...your way of expression is so fine....all appreciations for this brillent write...

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Ramesh Kavdia 09 July 2011

this is a very artistic melodious musical and emotional expression of pearls.

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Kool Vidi 29 November 2011

nice one, the way you saw her tears was the mastrpiece

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Raj Mawat 29 August 2011

lovely n touching poem.....thanx for sharing it with us! ! !

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Tanja Bulovic 23 July 2011

'All links earthly'... This poem spoke to me... Beautiful.

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Elena Sandu 19 July 2011

Lovely and sad may you both keep love in your hearts.The story of love is written and played in a million ways, as for me I will happily smile because I am attracted to taste poems written from a heart's nest.. Thank you for share 10

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Kamini Arichandran 15 July 2011

Fantastic! Absolutely loved it.10+++!

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Diwakar Bhatt

Diwakar Bhatt

Delhi, India
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