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The Blue Chrysanthemums (Wordless wednesday no.17)

I stumbled upon this wonderful poem,
I just had to mail it to him.

He slipped away from work at lunch time,
Hiding these blue chrysanthemums
Behind his back.
And he rang the bell.

I laughed in delight
At the unexpected surprise
And he looked at me with a kind of look that comes
Only when love burns with an intense depth

No words were needed
His eyes said it all
But still he said them to me,
"For the most beautiful woman, in my eyes,"

I smiled to hide my bashfulness, my joy
And asked him to have lunch
But my heart had already begun to hum
And it was hard to drown the song.

I still hear the music.
And I smile.
I feel Cherished and loved
The best feeling to have.

© 2009 Preeti Shenoy

For more poems click here. Some poems have already appeared in print. Kindly do not reproduce without permission.

Photo clicked by Atul Shenoy.
Initially was going to post only the photo for Wordless Wednesday. But the flowers and the feelings associated with it were so beautiful that I had to put it in a poem.


  1. wow - u r one lucky woman!
    such lovely flowers ...sigh !!!

  2. lovely poem...sply these lines..

    //I feel Cherished and loved
    The best feeling to have.//

  3. I have already copied and pasted this to a right person.
    Hope you don't mind :)

    Also, seems like the link leads to some other poem.

  4. It must be a gifted quality to pen down the emotions linked within a picture into a beautiful poem! Good work Preeti!


  5. Jani: Would have been better had you sent the link to this post..Copy pasting leads to it being circulated widely on mails without name and is a copyright violation. Also if chosen for publication, the publishers would want me to take it off for precisely same reason.Thanks though. The first link is the poem that I mailed him.

    Sundari:Thank U :)

    Jyotiajay: Clicked by my son

    Ruch: I guess lucky in some ways..thanks :) (and touch wood)

  6. Neeraj: Thanks so much!

  7. Lovely poem,Preeti! Beautiful picture by Atul.

  8. Wow! What a beautiful poem, absolute beauty coz it's so simple to identify and be happy :)

    Love the flowers and the picture :D

  9. Lovely poem.

    Atul is a photographer!!Nice click!!

  10. Rohit:Thank U :) Will tell him

    Sparkling: Yeah--i loved those flowers!

    Gayathri:Thank you!

  11. Another awesome photo for Atul's collection, the poem and the flowers do go well together :)

  12. Nice poem .. were u refering to your husband?

  13. Great pic :) There are so many shades of blue...

    And, great poem as well..."No words were needed, His eyes said it all"

  14. Beautiful blue color. Interestingly, I just came from another WW with colored blue lights. I like when things come together like that.

  15. wow...Atul really is talented! thats a lovely snap...and of course a lovely poem! :)

  16. Atul clicks great pictures!

  17. Know what .. Only this morning I clicked a pic of a blooming white rose (in my small garden) & it simply made my day!!! :-)

    Atul is v talented. Loved the pic; His pic along with the poem made my day double joyous!

  18. Lovely! ...the flowers, the poem and the picture!

  19. I love the snap. Lovely shade of blue! How true, nature is the best creator!

  20. blue chrysanthemums? wow!love those flowers

    such a lovely feeling when the hubby plays hookey from work to woo a wife :)

    did you have lunch? *wink

  21. and loved the poems...

  22. Those flowers are lovely......please tell your son that his photography is great.......
    And your poem beautiful.....
    Why don't you publish your book of poems?(if you already have, please let me know the name of your book of poetry.....)
    Best Wishes......Rujuta

  23. lovely a warm feeling and a smile. n atul has done an excellent job :-).

  24. lovely a warm feeling and a smile. n atul has done an excellent job :-).

  25. Aparna: Thank you :)

    Rujuta: They appear in different books. Most publishers wont want a whole poetry book by a single poet :) Thank you! I surely will!

    Suma: Lovely new display pic! Hope we get to meet.

    Shalini: yes--the blues are so lovely!

    Shades of grey:Thank you :)

  26. Lost world:Thank you so much :) Yeah--flowers spread so much cheer--dont they?

    SS:Thank you :)

    Sunshine:Thank you!!

    Catsynth: The blog world is full of coincidences sometimes!

    shachi:Thank you!

    Palsworld: thanks.In juhu on 14th morning if you want to meet :)

    Manasa: he is my best friend :-)

    only one:Thanks!

  27. Oh no :( It's a working Monday for me :(

  28. nice words and nice colors...

    I liked the header image too

  29. A beautiful emotion captured beautifully! Nice picture :-)

  30. The flowers are beautiful and so is the poem. Loved it Preeti.

  31. a romantic poem, just give me an idea to become a romantic person to the one I love

    nice ...
    keep writring


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