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Do you hear the flowers talk?


I am sorry I had to remove this poem as it is under consideration for publication.

© 2009 Preeti Shenoy
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  1. lovely ..makes me want to "experience" nature!

  2. WOW!!!! Lovely picture and feelings captured like a dream... Let me transport myself.

  3. Message received loud & clear....thank U coz we all need reminders time to time to stop & smell the flowers.

    Is it my imagination or is ur new home country the reason for the wonderful thoughts which are flowly fluidly:-))

    And like always, a meaningful poem which can be understood even by 'no poetry in the soul' persons like me:-).

  4. Beautiful words full of life and color. And there's a subtle tinge of yearning too. All the ingredients to make a great poem to read . Fantastic :).

  5. simply beautiful...both the poem and the picture......

  6. so beautifully written - makes me want to read it again and again.

  7. Not only is the poetry beautiful, the poetic form you have created is something to admire. :-) I am happy to see another excellent one from you PS. The thought and the feelings behind the poem strikes a chord in our hearts. And the picture ... no words for that! Thanks so much.

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  9. beautiful!
    (sorry had signed in from a different account before :P)

  10. Lovely picture to go with the nice words.

    You may want to go to Kew Gardens on a warm summer's day sometime. Its a lovely place.

  11. the picture took my breath away...thankgod, being speechless does not hinder my ability to type :)

    lovely lovely poem, preeti.

  12. Very simple and a beautiful poem. :)

  13. MINDBLOWING! You make writing poetry sound so simple. This was just amazing. I liked the feel of I look at them and wish you could feel them too. I wish I could write like you :)So many emotions conveyed so simply. Wow!

  14. Lovely...the poem, the picture and the photographer's skill :D

  15. Nice thought...Sitting in silence,one can really hear.....

  16. so calming, so refreshing :)

  17. Beautiful!
    Loved the poem....

  18. really good one...

    a conversation with a beloved. sometimes you want them to also share the experience...

    (hey, send me one of your poems i can put up on my site!)

  19. Guru: oops! Did it sound like a conversation with a beloved?! I dod not intend that :P Changed one word in the poem after reading your comment.

    SGD: Thank U!

    Mridula: Thank U!

    Shruti: Happy to refresh and calm :)

    Savitha: Are you the same Savitha who mailed me? If so, pls enable access to your blog from your profile as I visit blogs from my comments.And thanks!

    Meira:Thank U. Photographer is from photobucket :)

    Stillness speaks; thank you!!

  20. Thinker:Thank you!

    Santasizing:Thank you!

    Suma: :) Thanks! Photo is from photobucket.

    Ramesh: yet another place has been added on my list :) Thanks.

    Only one:Thank u!

  21. Sruoloc: Thanks a lot. :)

    Pavi: Thank U!

    Refelctions: Glad to make poetry appealing to even non-poets :)

    Brown Phantom: U are too kind or should that be you too are kind? :) Thanks :)

    Mathew: thank you

    Pink dogwood: Thats a fabulous compliment.Thank U!

  22. Yeah, I like stories and poppies too :)

    Reading the poem had the same effect on me as that of my green tea. I feel calm :)

    Athi sunder!

  23. Beautiful :)
    Every line is a food for thought

  24. life begins: Danke! :)

    Still thinking: Tareef ke liye shukriya :P :)

  25. firstly that pic reminds me of the DDLJ scene in which in a similar field of flowers Shah Rukh and Kajol meeting..I just remembered when i was a kid, and we used to go the beach, i thought the winds TALKED..i felt like they whispered something in my ears..something that i still hear if i keep my mind calm and just gives me all the positive vibes i need and uplifts my like being surrounded by a magical feels so wonderful being ONE with nature..

  26. Such a timely poem! I'm enjoying the daffodils in my backyard.... every time one flower pops up, I almost go "feel" it...and dream about it. I put up a picture of the first flower on my blog.

    Your poem is very I finished reading it, it calmed me down. Kudos!!!!

  27. Shantharam: Wasn't the field where Shahrukh and Kajol met full of yellow flowers? (If I remember right)I too love gardens and nature.Very right what u said.

    Shachi: Thanks! Here in UK daffodils were blooming a month ago. Now they have stopped. I too really enjoyed the daffodils and have planted some in my garden.

  28. I'm not really into poetry...but loved the simplicity of this one.

  29. Mini: Thank you.Happy that someone not nto poetry could appreciate.

    nups:Thank you!

  30. Yeah it was full of yellow flowers..but it was similar in the sense it was really beautiful..

  31. Yes,Preethi,it's me. Will link my mail id to my blog and let you know.....Thanks....

  32. That was a good one, yes all the nature's beauty tell us the same thing - Live!! - glad you spread such life affirming messages in beautiful poems! lovely work and what a nice picture!

  33. Wow! Good thoughts expressed beautifully.

    I liked this one the most: "Laugh, sometimes there is no tomorrow"

    Tarun Chandel

  34. Lovely! Loved the pic. It brightened up my dull boring afternoon!
    and the poem is wonderful.

  35. partywithneha: thank u so much. Glad it did.

    Tarun: Yes--sometimes there really is no tomorrow--so never out off a laugh.

    Srivats:Thanks a LOT :)..I can read only cinema posters in Tamil :P So Icould not read your latest post. (sadly)

    Savitha: Ok :) But I think i already visited u, right?

    Shantharam: I guess a field of flowers always is.

  36. We all need to take time to smell the flowers.....beautiful photo by the way, is it one of yours?

  37. Lovely poem. Very true, that often we get lost in our everyday routines so much that we hardly get time to appreciate nature around us. Reminded me of Leisure by William Henry Davies

  38. Ajay: I absolutely love that poem and agree whole heartedly. Glad u liked it too :)

    Niall: I got it from photobucket.

  39. Beautiful flowers captured both visually as well as poetically, Awesome Preeti! and all the 3 flowers are my all-time favorite!

  40. Good one Preeti and the pic too !

    Words are all that I can write
    Gifted you are to write verses
    Whether mine turn hollow or white
    Yours really kindle the senses..

    Hey, just scribbled what popped out - never as good as you !
    Been travelling, 'stretch' at work, house hunting...
    Catch ya later. Good day.
    Cheers :-)

  41. all these flowers you mentioned...sad that i haven't seen them yet other than poppies

    they must be native to london

    beautiful lines....i like the rythm...poems on nature are always a hit

    i can give it a tune and sing it all day

  42. Aparna: Even I was seeing them for the first time when I moved base to UK. I was really amazed at their beauty. Just do a google image search for 'white clematis', 'poppies' and 'yellow calendulas' respectively and you'll see scores of pics.

    Nandagopan: For lines scribbled just like that they're really good! I have to always work on my poetry :)

    Gayu:Amazing that I picked out three of your favourites!

  43. lovely poem and that pic is just breathtaking...

  44. Beautiful poem and beautiful pic. After 3 weeks of nature holiday, I have to say that flowers do say so much :)
    Read most of your marathon posts and I should say that the variety is commendable. Especially loved your mommy driver post :)

  45. AJCL: thank you.

    Enigma:Thank you.

    SS:Thank you .Glad u had a lovely holiday.


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