Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon


Flower 13 - The Red Spring Flowers - Poem by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

When Spring makes her graceful appearance
Like a pretty maiden,
Making her presence felt like a model,
Mainly in parks, lakes and gardens,
It's like Miss Spring walking down the ramp,
With style, gait and poise;
The flowering plants,
The flowering trees,
Greet her with the warmth of sunshine,
Like a burst of applause from the audience,
The trees and flowers radiant with joy
Embrace the Lady Spring with love.

Look at these bright red blooms that trail the brims
Like little charming fairies waving their dainty wings.

Topic(s) of this poem: flower, spring


Comments about Flower 13 - The Red Spring Flowers by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/29/2018 1:46:00 PM)


    When Spring makes her graceful appearance
    Like a pretty maiden,
    Making her presence felt like a model,
    Mainly in parks, lakes and gardens,
    It's like Miss Spring walking down the ramp, ........so amusing. Red spring flowers are much attractive and beautiful. These flowers beautify queen of spring. A beautiful poem so nicely executed.10
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    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (8/29/2018 11:34:00 PM)

    Thank you Kumarmani ji. You made my morning, full of spring flowers. So nice of you Sir.

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  • The Poet Poet (6/4/2018 2:04:00 PM)


    WHEN an actress walks the ramp all whistle and clap even truants bow what a lovely one walks about like a flower on Time's floor a rosy flower a white lotus all in a garden of dreams and all adore she smiles and thos wild kisses so many cherish not knowing how many want more she simply wlks the floor such is the manner in which you compare an actress or actor walking though the air above all and passes by throwing flowery kisses all want more she is adored and smiles as she flies (Report) Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (6/8/2018 10:54:00 AM)

    Thank you Poet for such a vivid image of a dancer. It is a beautiful review that i truly enjoyed reading.

  • Glen Kappy (4/20/2018 6:57:00 AM)


    Hi, Geeta! I commented on this poem when it was chosen as Poem of the Day and wonder why, as I check it now, it doesn’t show up. That day, when I wrote my comment, I found this poem more refreshing and edifying than the other two posted with it. I like the extended image of spring walking the stage as in a fashion show. Hoping this finds you well in all ways, Glen (Report) Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/20/2018 11:21:00 AM)

    Hi Glen, Nice to hear from you. I just checked in my comments, i could not find it. But i do remember seeing it. I replied too. Wonder, where it has disappeared. No worry Glen.
    Happy to see your comment once again.
    Your words are always a learning and an inspiration for me. Thank you so much Glen.

  • Bri Edwards (4/18/2018 8:06:00 PM)


    wow! 100 comments! but i deduct the 50 which i think Geeta typed! ha ha. she may type a response to one or all or none of my comments, but i probably shall not be back, at least not to look for them; perhaps others will be interested in how she responds? i'm interested but just don't return to look at them. i send all my responses, ......to comments i receive, ..........as messages which include the copied and pasted comment(s) . bri :) (Report) Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/20/2018 6:48:00 AM)

    Hi Bri,
    So good to see you on the top of the comment chart.
    Just cannot express how pleased i am!
    When you get 50, the least courtesy demands you give back fifty with humility and grace.
    So, the number becomes a full 100! ! ! An auspicious number! !
    Now, that you have walked down the ramp, Miss Lady Spring is nodding and smiling with glee. :)

  • Bri Edwards (4/18/2018 7:58:00 PM)


    (continued) .....................overall, it is a nice walk in the springtime! i can picture Geeta dancing down the runway/ramp now! Thanks.

    :) bri
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    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/20/2018 6:53:00 AM)

    Bri, you are so funny!
    Its lovely to dance down the ramp. I might do it.
    But dancing down the runway......no, no, no.....that's outrageous!

  • Bri Edwards (4/18/2018 7:56:00 PM)


    (continued) ...
    * Definition of brim [as a NOUN]
    1 a (1) : an upper or outer margin: verge
    (2) archaic: the upper surface of a body of water
    b: the edge or rim of a hollow vessel, a natural depression, or a cavity
    2: the projecting rim of a hat

    Definition of brim [as a VERB] brimmed; brimming
    [transitive verb]...to fill to the brim
    [intransitive verb]
    1: to be or become full often to overflowing
    2: to reach or overflow a brim (cont.) ..
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    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/20/2018 10:59:00 AM)

    Before using the word 'brim' i did check up the dictionary.
    But then, i could not think of a better word than 'brim' to match and rhyme with the earlier line. Also, brim gave a sense of brimming - abundance! So 'grammar' was over ruled and the 'feeling' prevailed. Hope, this is a reasonable explanation.

  • Bri Edwards (4/18/2018 7:55:00 PM)


    some favorite lines:
    Greet her with the warmth of sunshine,
    Like a burst of applause from the audience, .........now to worm my way back through the radiant garden and back to finish reading this poem! ! ! such a long photo! ! ! to MyPoemList. i don't know what trail the brims * means. i could more easily understand if it read: brims ** the trail, and i would wave back at the fairies! !
    ..see my next comment section re brim. (continued) ..
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    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/20/2018 11:07:00 AM)

    The line 'like a burst of applause' occurred spontaneously. As a dancer on stage for so many years, the burst of applause rings in my ears all the time.
    Thank you so much, once again, for your wonderful analysis and appraisal of my Lady Spring..

  • Uddhab Naik (4/17/2018 5:18:00 AM)


    A beautiful poem that can drive away stress and tension. (Report) Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/17/2018 11:27:00 AM)

    Thank you Uddhab.
    So true. Nature has a way of driving away all tension and stress from life

  • (4/17/2018 1:00:00 AM)


    A beautiful poem to glorify the spring and all the positive vibe and happiness she brings along. (Report) Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/17/2018 3:49:00 AM)

    Thank you Suniti. You have come dancing like spring into my poem. Welcome dear.

  • Rajnish Manga (4/17/2018 12:41:00 AM)


    Very Warm Vishu Greetings and Congrats, Geeta ji. I am Happy to visit this poem again and again. This is like Crowning of Miss Spring in the beauty pageant of seasons. The comments offered by the fellow poets is a testimony to this grand celebration. Congrats and Thanks once again. (Report) Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/17/2018 3:56:00 AM)

    Thank you Rajnish ji. I am much grateful.
    You brought in good luck and the Lady Spring brightened up and then, a celebration
    all the way.......... :)

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/17/2018 12:21:00 AM)


    Dr. Menon Madam has tender heart to read all comments and she has replied each of the reviewer personally. This is a rarest quality. She has much patience. May God bring joy for her. (Report) Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/17/2018 3:58:00 AM)

    Dear Kumarmani ji, Your presence on this page is like a God protecting and caring from all sides.
    Thank you for your generous and gracious comments.

  • (4/16/2018 11:00:00 PM)


    Very well written poem Geeta. Congratulations... (Report) Reply

    (4/16/2018 11:49:00 PM)

    Nandini, so good to see you on this page. Thank you my dear.

  • Hassan Hayati (4/16/2018 10:34:00 PM)


    The seasons are all nice, beautiful and signs of life. It is your Art to clarify and paint that beauty on paper, words and poems. congratulations for being chosen as poem of the day. (Report) Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/16/2018 10:58:00 PM)

    Thank you Hassan for reading and commenting. So nice of you.

  • Lantz Pierre (4/16/2018 8:29:00 PM)


    Altogether too many similes for my taste. In poetry a simile is like a petal that has fallen from the flower, the connection is plain but the real vitality and beauty has been lost. In a poem I'm less interested in being told what thing is like some other thing as I am in experiencing a thing as a fresh and new object of consciousness that I never knew it to be before. Not what it is like, but what it °is°. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (4/16/2018 11:44:00 PM)

    I enjoy reading Lantz Pierre's comment and Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon's answer.Yes, we all are unique.Our tastes differ.We can live in complete harmony in nature.

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/16/2018 10:36:00 PM)

    Lantz, thank you for your honest comment.
    God has endowed each one with an individuality. Then, there is the freedom of expression.
    Believe me, i am happy with your comment too. India is famous for its spices. Without a chillie in the food, it is never considered complete. You have brought in the much awaited spice into my poem. I am relieved i am grounded now rather than flying in the air in fantasy.

  • Lyn Paul (4/16/2018 6:26:00 PM)


    Spring is such a beautiful season. Feeling the warmth after winter and seeing the new blooms is wonderful, like a gift.
    A lovely poem to begin my day. Thank You
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    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/16/2018 11:01:00 PM)

    Lyn, your beautiful comment is a gift for me. Thank you so much.

  • Carl Roussell (4/16/2018 6:26:00 PM)


    One can feel the springtime in your words. Congratulations on having Flower 13 as Poem of the Day. (Report) Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/16/2018 11:02:00 PM)

    Thank you Carl for your lovely comment.

  • Kelly Kurt (4/16/2018 6:19:00 PM)


    Dr. Menon has graciously answered all comments. She is a shining example of humanity! (Report) Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/16/2018 11:05:00 PM)

    Kelly, that's so sweet of you. I fell blessed.

  • Bhargabi Dei Mahakul (4/16/2018 6:07:00 PM)


    Flower is imagined as miss spring and hear beauty is walking in a ramp show of nature. Spring with love has appeared with graceful mood. Bright red blooms have brought charming fairies with sunshine. A great imagery of spring flower is drawn here. This is an outstanding poem and a perfect member poem of the day. We congratulate you for your grand success. Full vote is given for this poem i.e.10 (Report) Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/16/2018 10:40:00 PM)

    Bhargabi, so good to see you here. Thank you so much for your graciousness.
    I value it.

  • (4/16/2018 4:59:00 PM)


    Geeta, this is a magnificent tribute to both Spring and Mother Nature. And a breath of fresh air. And a wonderful diversion from global warming. Here in Toronto, Canada, we're experiencing snow and freezing rain. Instead of, the joys so beautifully portrayed in your uniquely creative poem. Congratulations on a very well deserved Poem Of The Day! (Report) Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/16/2018 10:38:00 PM)

    Richard, it is a pleasure to see your comment. Thank you so much for the gift of a beautiful comment.

  • (4/16/2018 1:10:00 PM)


    The trees and flowers radiant with joy Embrace the Lady Spring with love. Very nice poem (Report) Reply

    (4/16/2018 10:36:00 PM)

    Thank you so much Rajendran.

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