Eddie Roa

Rookie - 3 Points (June 22,1942 / Manila. Philippines)

Elegy In A Flower Garden - Poem by Eddie Roa

each petal that falls even
from the homeliest blossom
is grieved by the congregation
of blooms in the garden

a solitary demise
is not an isolation

though not heard nor seen
the emptiness it creates
hangs heavy and tumid
untunes the euphony of echoes
and casts thick darkness
in the serenity of white clouds
puts the glade, the lake in gloom

pink and yellow bells toll
an earnest elegy for the fallen

Comments about Elegy In A Flower Garden by Eddie Roa

  • Sadiqullah Khan (1/22/2009 1:21:00 AM)

    That is why we mourn and want to be surrounded while it is happening. Thoughtfull piece (Report) Reply

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  • (1/22/2009 12:49:00 AM)

    This poem as so much soul. 'untunes the euphony of echoes' did it for me. It is very very beautiful and written with such dignity. Karin Anderson (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (1/21/2009 7:30:00 AM)

    An excellent elegy. Even the flowers feel. My mind goes back to Wordsworth:

    Even the smallest flower that blows
    To me can give thoughts that lie
    Too deep for human tears.

    I am quoting from memory, if wrong, please make amends.
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  • Meggie Gultiano (1/20/2009 5:32:00 AM)

    you end your pen with wonderful and unforgettable words. A great piece. (Report) Reply

  • (1/19/2009 8:46:00 PM)

    Your last lines are simply enchanting. Beautiful write.

    Warm regards,

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  • Simone Inez Harriman (1/13/2009 11:48:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this one Eddie. It is though the flowers sense their own demise through one petal drop. (Report) Reply

  • Sathyanarayana M V S (1/13/2009 5:39:00 AM)

    Real poetry with great descriptions, imagery and lovely composition. (Report) Reply

  • (1/13/2009 4:47:00 AM)

    a solitary demise
    is not an isolation

    These are lines of a lifetime.....worth an applause....

    by the ways...i scribbled something too....by the name of darkest dawn before night....maybe u can have a look at it..
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  • (1/13/2009 4:17:00 AM)

    Your comments are most appreciated Shagun. (Report) Reply

  • (1/13/2009 3:14:00 AM)

    i must say.....this is delicate.....very delicate... (Report) Reply

  • (1/12/2009 6:09:00 AM)

    Thanks to both of you for the read and compliments. (Report) Reply

  • (1/11/2009 7:17:00 AM)

    awesome poem..eloquent write and with something to say behind...10 (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2009 7:41:00 PM)

    Really like what you did here. Keep on, your verse is rich and meaningful. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 10, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, April 26, 2010

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