Yasmeen Khan

Pressed Flowers In The Book Of Life - Poem by Yasmeen Khan

The preface of the book of life
A cheery carefree write
In colours that spark and blush
The first chapters drowned in dreams
Tell the stories all throbbing and gleam
In images of love, dreams written in
Glittering ink and flowers of passions
Pressed in the pages diffuse scent
To all layers of life, ecstatic content,
As Time’s swift fingers turn the leaflets
Making them wan and sallow
Pressed flowers wither into deep
Sobering colours,
A broken stalk, a torn petal,
a crispy green, a pallid pansy,
But still some vibrancy
In rose’s heart and in virgin white
Yellow lily with purple peony
Rests and smiles in playful guile
Their faint fragrance still entrance
My weary soul
And make fragrant the pages of
Life’s tome

Comments about Pressed Flowers In The Book Of Life by Yasmeen Khan

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (6/23/2013 9:42:00 AM)

    A poem of grief in brief words are dancing in commotion...well wrote (Report) Reply

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  • (6/16/2013 10:30:00 AM)

    so creative. I admire ur poems... plz write more... (Report) Reply

  • Yasmin Khan (6/16/2013 9:25:00 AM)

    I thank you dear Lasophia ma'am for taking time to read it and for your sweet advice. (Report) Reply

  • Lasoaphia Quxazs (6/16/2013 9:19:00 AM)

    I feel what you say, I went through many, I mean many problems, tragic and unhappiness in my life, but just keep your mind on an easy, happy life wish, but take what comes, just go on and do your best to enjoy whatever is there, and you will not even see how, but your life will turn into more and more happiness. Wishing you the best. (Report) Reply

  • Anita Sehgal (6/16/2013 7:33:00 AM)

    time cycle.. so beautifully said! (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (6/16/2013 3:52:00 AM)

    this has multi opinion n aspect but lovely feelings.xtraordinary selection.few people wrote on this subject (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (6/14/2013 10:24:00 AM)

    all lines balanced, well-meaning & well-composed! (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (6/13/2013 12:52:00 PM)

    Pressed flowers sum up our lives, loves, hopes and dreams. A lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Farah Ilyas (6/13/2013 12:42:00 PM)

    Awe great, u should be called poetess of nature like William Wordsworth....beautiful poem with beautiful slideshow of nature on each slide of life's book marvelously composed by u... (Report) Reply

  • Nasarudheen Parameswaran (6/13/2013 12:25:00 PM)

    So tricky a poem where in word roll.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 13, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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