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“May our heart’s garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

Deeper than roses the expression of eyes
Stirring within oh fresh budding hope  ―
Halting, I stand in awe towards you gaze
Utter but whisper trembling in the wind
Love’s both jagged thorns and petals pretty
I smile as wisdom filled with fragrance blooms ―
For it’s only with heart that we rightly see

 

 

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  1. Sumana Roy says:

    aw…the poem breathes beauty and wisdom…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana ❤ so glad you liked it.

  2. Indeed. Love is both thorns and pretty petals.
    Beautiful, wise and profound.
    Loved reading the poem, Sanaa 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you Purba for your kind and loving words ❤

  3. Susan says:

    Much wisdom here, by passing the roses for the deeper wisdom they symbolize. Nicely done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you for the inspirational prompt Susan ❤

  4. I love “I smile as wisdom filled with fragrance blooms.”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. gillena says:

    Yes indeed Sanaa

    “But he who dares not grasp the thorn
    Should never crave the rose.”
    ― Anne Brontë

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      I agree, thank you kindly, Gillena ❤

  6. A tender and romantic poem, so sweet! ❤

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Loredana ❤ so glad you liked it.

  7. Jae Rose says:

    Yes both life and flowers have a few thorns – still we should enjoy the blooms of both – wise indeed

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤ thank you Jae.

  8. So beautifully worded!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary ❤

  9. Mary says:

    Yes, so true! It IS with the heart that one best can see.

    1. Sanaa says:

      I am so glad you agree 🙂 thank you kindly, Mary ❤

  10. Rall says:

    The eyes are the window of the soul.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤ thanks for stopping by Rall 🙂

  11. Thotpurge says:

    deeper than roses..nice turn of phrase…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani ❤

  12. Deep and wise words Sanaa! The rose is a perfect example of blooms beauty and the thorns the lessons of enjoying those blooms.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bekkie ❤

  13. Beautiful! My favorite line is “Love’s both jagged thorns and petals pretty.” What a perfect description of love.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much Linda ❤

  14. kanzensakura says:

    Very nice poem! I love seeing with the heart and the use of the rose as a symbol for love – the thorns that prick the petals that perfume.

    1. Sanaa says:

      I am so glad you liked it ❤ thank you kindly, Toni 🙂

  15. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Maybe we need the sting of thorn to appreciate the bloom… only honey is too sweet for me..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely something to think about 🙂 thank you Bjorn 🙂

  16. Brian says:

    It is the heart that both sees and suffers the thorns and petals of love. I enjoyed the scent of this poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Brian 🙂

  17. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    I do like the image of wisdom being fragrant.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you MMT 🙂

  18. Beth says:

    Stirring within oh fresh budding hope. Budding flowers also are so symbolic of hope. I also loved the line I smile as wisdom filled with fragrance blooms.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beth ❤ so glad you liked it.

  19. Grace says:

    Love your ending line ~ I agree with it 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      I am so glad you agree 🙂 thank you Grace ❤

  20. Kay says:

    I very much enjoyed this! Love the metaphor, and my favorite is the first line. Eyes are the deepest expressions, the windows to our hearts.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤ thank you so much, Kay

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you 🙂

  21. What a wonderful line: ‘Love’s both jagged thorns and petals pretty’ and the image illustrates it perfectly.
    Lots of love,
    Kim

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim ❤ lots of love back 😀

  22. Maria says:

    For it’s only with heart that we rightly see”~ Awwee… I couldn’t agree more. This is beautiful, Sanaa. ❤

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. Bryan Ens says:

    Too often, people forget that roses have thorns too. Thanks for including that!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you Bryan 🙂 so glad you liked it.

  24. Coming in late to extoll your virtues, there’s is a substantial queue in front of me–your short poem is very metaphoric & romantic, but we must not forget that the heart is the vertex/hum of emotion, & too often it gets snagged on the thorns of the dishonest & deceitful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely, thank you for your kind and wise words, Glenn 🙂

  25. Beautiful piece of poetry! ❤

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thanks Josslyn ❤

  26. kaykuala h says:

    I smile as wisdom filled with fragrance blooms ―
    For it’s only with heart that we rightly see

    Good feelings will be reflected with and through a sincere heart! Very true Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Hank 🙂 so glad you liked it.

  27. Sara McNulty says:

    ‘thorns and petals’ – Helps put things in perspective. Wonderful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara ❤

  28. Nicholas V. says:

    Aaaah! Lovely, Sanaa. I think this is one of my favourite ones of yours.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  29. Sean Michael says:

    I like how you used the parts of a rose as metaphors for hope, love, and wisdom.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Sean 🙂

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