UNNIKRISHNAN E S

Gold Star - 73,190 Points (01.12.1957 / PUTHENCHIRA, KERALA, INDIA)

Flower Has A Life Of Her Own - Poem by UNNIKRISHNAN E S

Flower Has a Life of Her Own

From the point of view of science
Flower is a devise of the plant
To pass on its genes
To the next generation.

But it is not all.
Flower has a life of her own.
From the state of a cocooned bud,
She provides immense pleasure
To the eyes of the beholders.

And the fragrance
That makes the world
A better place to live.

Keeps a treasure
Of nectar for her guests.
No wonder,
For sheis the offspring
Of Goddess of Spring.
Not just that!
She gives up her life
To provide a delicious gift
To the fellow beings
And progeny for the mother-plant.

Wow! What a fruitful life!

Topic(s) of this poem: flowers

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Flower Has A Life Of Her Own by UNNIKRISHNAN E S

  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (5/3/2018 7:03:00 PM)

    A wonderful metaphorical poem beautifully crafted and well executed.
    The striking title drew me to read this marvelous write and the mixture of science with it makes more beautiful.
    Yes, a flower indeed has a fruitful life. It gives unconditional love. Always a giver.
    A magnificent piece.10
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    (5/20/2018 6:11:00 AM)

    Yes, Rose Marie, flower is always a Giver!

    (5/3/2018 8:50:00 PM)

    Part 3
    In Sanskrit Poetry, the is a figure of speech called Rupaka Atishayokti, which is defined as nigeerya adhyavasaanam, meaning, concealing the actual subject totally, from beginning to the end. I have tried this here. Extremely happy that you could read it into this poem. Thank you.

    (5/3/2018 8:49:00 PM)

    Part 2
    Now I am happy that there are more poet's who could read a little tinge of human life in the life of a flower.

    (5/3/2018 8:46:00 PM)

    Hi Rose Marie,

    Thank you for the wonderful appreciation. Your words make my day.

    I had intended the poem as a metaphorical statement, to invoke selflessness in the readers. Had hoped that the readers, at least some of them, would draw the metaphor in it, totally concealed though. I waited for the comments from the readers to see whether anybody would read it the way it was intended. So I kept silent, until Kumarmoni Mahakul mentioned it.

    (continued)

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/30/2018 9:08:00 PM)

    It is an outstanding poem on flower having an impressive inscription on a metaphorical base. The life of a flower has been viewed from a scientific outlook here nicely. I like to quote......
    For sheis the offspring
    Of Goddess of Spring.
    Not just that!
    She gives up her life
    To provide a delicious gift
    To the fellow beings
    And progeny for the mother-plant.
    Thank u dear E S for sharing this gem.10
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    (4/30/2018 9:17:00 PM)

    Thank you Kumarmani sir. This poem is a tribute to all those who lead a selfless life, like Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi etc., who forfeited their pleasures and their life itself for the benefit of the mankind.
    Therefore we are, Sir!
    Humbled by your appreciation. Obliged.

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  • Sekharan Pookkat (4/29/2018 2:45:00 AM)

    well- flowers are compared to woman - great metaphor
    but they keeps sorrows in its life-
    They keeps their virginity till a bee or butterfly come in or otherwise we pluck down with our naughty tough hand.. If it fell down nobody cares them- is it not a paradox? well penned. ad my 10
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    (4/29/2018 3:27:00 AM)

    ആശാൻ വീണപൂവിലെഴുതിയ പോലെ,

    വൈരാഗ്യമേറിയൊരു വൈദികനാട്ടെ, യേറ്റ
    വൈരിക്കുമുൻപുഴറിയോടിയ ഭീരുവാട്ടെ
    നേരേ വിടർന്നു വിലസീടിന നിന്നെ നോക്കി
    ആരാകിലെന്തു മിഴിയുള്ളവർ നിന്നിരിക്കാം.

    എന്നാൽ
    ഹാ, പാപമോമൽ മലരേ ബത, നിന്റെ മേലും
    ക്ഷേപിച്ചിതോ വിധി തന്റെ കരാളഹസ്തം
    എന്നു ആശാൻ വിലപിച്ചിട്ടുമുണ്ട്. നന്ദി സുഹൃത്തേ.

    (4/29/2018 3:27:00 AM)

    ആശാൻ വീണപൂവിലെഴുതിയ പോലെ,

    വൈരാഗ്യമേറിയൊരു വൈദികനാട്ടെ, യേറ്റ
    വൈരിക്കുമുൻപുഴറിയോടിയ ഭീരുവാട്ടെ
    നേരേ വിടർന്നു വിലസീടിന നിന്നെ നോക്കി
    ആരാകിലെന്തു മിഴിയുള്ളവർ നിന്നിരിക്കാം.

    എന്നാൽ
    ഹാ, പാപമോമൽ മലരേ ബത, നിന്റെ മേലും
    ക്ഷേപിച്ചിതോ വിധി തന്റെ കരാളഹസ്തം
    എന്നു ആശാൻ വിലപിച്ചിട്ടുമുണ്ട്. നന്ദി സുഹൃത്തേ.

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  • Drtony Brahmin (4/21/2018 8:08:00 AM)

    Keeps a treasure
    of nectar for her guests.
    No wonder, very true, , The flower has its own special life of goodness. thank u dear poet for this vision. tony
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    (4/21/2018 8:22:00 AM)

    Thank you, Tony for the appreciation. Obliged.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 26, 2018


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