I Vary (Not)

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O’ crush not these petals of mine, 
nor tether them in polished glass.
Grow weary not of bounteous sun,
though I’d wither (waste) through
seasons crisp —

O’ pluck not these petals of mine,
believe change is but inescapable.
I vary not ‘neath pressure of blue
storm; rather birth heart-song(s)
with each bud and beginning —

 

 

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Comments

  1. Sherry says:

    I love the birthing of heart-songs!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  2. Thotpurge says:

    Change indeed is inevitable.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Rajani 🙂

  3. Susan says:

    O, yes, cycling with nature, again and again is change that does not vary–but how beautifully you say it! To take steps to preserve would be interfering. Such a truth to contemplate!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susan 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  4. Old Egg says:

    I am sure flowers would prefer to wither on the stem than in some alien vase, and continue to enjoy the sun’s rays and ensuring the plant benefits from it. (I am funny that way!) You adeptly dimply that in “birth heart songs with each bud an beginning”.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 🙂 good to see you ❤️

  5. Sumana Roy says:

    there’s much power in positive attitude…so beautifully expressed..& i simply love that flower pic…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana 🙂 as ever for inspiring us all ❤️

  6. kaykuala h says:

    though I’d wither (waste) through
    seasons crisp —

    Let them wither on their own as insisted by the changing seasons

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Undoubtedly 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Hank ❤️

  7. Mary says:

    So uplifting!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary 😀 so nice to see you!❤️

  8. Yes, what a wonderful display of the positive, of life

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marco 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  9. Yes Sanaa change is inevitable and even nature and the seasons are full of change. A beautiful poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Carrie 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  10. Ellecee says:

    ” O’ pluck not these petals of mine” we, ourselves, would also wish to be allowed to bloom or fade when our nature calls us to do either. Lovely poem,,

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aw!❤️ Thank you so much, Linda 😀 so nice to see you!❤️

  11. Oh yes, so much packed into two stanzas. I enjoy your projection into Spring, faith in rebirth & rejuvenation. I like how your personalized the flower, made it a spokesperson.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  12. Xenia says:

    A beautiful write Sanaa, I especially love how you would rather ‘birth heartsong(s) with each bud and beginning’ ?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Xenia 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  13. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    The image of those crushed petals contrast so well with the longing in this poem…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 🙂 good to see you ❤️

  14. Mish says:

    This is lovely work. Change is a difficult thing and the metaphor of the flower works well here.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Michelle 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  15. Iris says:

    I love what you did with the title alone. I see an IV that might have air in it, or not. So someone might be about to die. Or if it’s a metaphor, the “air” sent straight into the veins might be saving someone’s life.

    The ending is beautiful. This is my favorite line: “I vary not ‘neath pressure of blue”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Iris 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  16. I love the beauty and wisdom here.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mosk 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  17. Grace says:

    So lyrical to read Sanaa ~ Change is a lovely to see in flowers blooming ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  18. Kanzensakura says:

    Lovely work Sanaa. The personification in this poem is excellent. Very poignant poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  19. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice sound. I liked the phrase “bud and beginning “.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank 🙂 so nice to see you ❤️

  20. Angela Kay says:

    Accepting change….what a beautiful image and imagery created, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kay 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  21. I agree with the flower – it belongs outside for that lovely ending:
    ‘I vary not ‘neath pressure of blue
    storm; rather birth heart-song(s)
    with each bud and beginning —’

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  22. Bryan Ens says:

    I love the flower’s wisdom in this

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bryan 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  23. A beautiful bloom of words, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Walter 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  24. Lovely as always. I particularly like the line, ‘nor tether them in polished glass’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  25. Victoria says:

    Just beautiful–and the photo is stunning.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Victoria 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  26. Delicateness and strength together in such a poetic way….beautiful. …

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sreeja 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sean 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

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