Perhaps flowers distinguish emotions better than others

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A red daisy resting
among pebbles
a thousand emotions within.

Conscious of tears 
hidden behind kohl lined eyes
tulips bow their head.

I have loved you
regardless of barriers that obstruct
blooming of roses.


Photo credits: In order of poems –

Markus Spiske, Unsplash
Christine Siracusa, Unsplash
Loverna Journey, Unsplash

Posted for Poems in April @ Real Toads

24 Replies to “Perhaps flowers distinguish emotions better than others”

  1. First, I just say that the title reads like a poem–flowers have a way when it comes to emotions, methinks.

    The last line of the first poem made me wonder about where the thousand emotions come from. And then, I thought, perhaps from being a flower alone… or from being a bloom surrounded by rocks… or from having lost rooting. A thousand emotions, indeed…

    I love how the second poem takes the droop of the tulip and turns it into feelings. I’ve always thought that flowers look sad when they are bending, but after reading this… I wonder if they aren’t just trying to hide their faces.

    And the last one *sigh*… the color of your chosen image, the way it continues to shine so red as it waits to be accepted is just lovely.

    1. Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you soo much, Magaly 😍 for the meticulous reading and for the kind and lovely comment!❤️

      (and thank you for the wonderful prompt) 🌹

  2. I love the open-endedness of the title, Sanaa! It leaves the reader with something to think about and searching the haiku for answers – at least, that’s what I found myself doing!

    I love the idea of a red daisy resting among pebbles and the romantic quality of the rose haiku, but I am most particularly drawn to the tulips, my favourite flowers, and I love the tears hidden behind kohl lined eyes.

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