Poem: Flower Power

Each flower is a soul oopening out to nature ~ Gerard De Nerval

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I have to agree with Emma Goldman when she says, “I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck…” Really? Really! I think Movie Master would agree with me on that. After all, flowers have some serious kick-ass powers—a quality that is not immediately definable yet so evident, it’s hard to disapprove. Flowers are required attendees at auspicious occasions—wedding, prom, birthday, anniversary or any number of celebrations. If you’re a man (and I hope you’re reading this), you can score big when you tote some lovely flowers to your wife or girlfriend/or a girl you fancy. Your faults will pale in the light of flower power and you may have increased your appeal by notches. Trust me on that one. Need a prom date?—your prospect will be brighter if you bring some flowers. Need to cheer up someone?—flowers will do the job singlehandedly—no words required. Expecting guests and need to dress up your house? --flowers will do nicely and they don’t need much fussing over. Flowers are God’s way of making sure there’s something to be happy about—no matter what.

This hub, therefore, is all about flowers. I’ll be gushing over them and I may sound a little sappy. Indulge me a little and allow me to tout the power of flowers.

Rosemary infuses life and space with its sweet fragrance.
Rosemary infuses life and space with its sweet fragrance. | Source

Flowers, Inspired

You spread a smile on my face

Put a shine in my eyes

Add a lithe to my walk

Light a joy in my heart

Change the course of my mood

Glaze a glow on my whole outlook.


You strap wings on my dreams

And catapult it to the highest beam.


You, the grace of creation

Transcient beauty, ethereally eternal,

Inspiration magnified

A simple flower bobbing in the wind..

Just a wide-eyed flower,

But what flower power.


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Haiku tries to paint a simple image in your mind. It captures the essence of a single picture or event in three lines with 17 syllabus. These group of flower haikus celebrate the beauty of flowers and the magic they wield over us.

A Single Rose


A little rose bud



on a slender stalk of thorns



spikes and beauty meet.

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Star-struck


Fuzzy little stars


Nestled against mottled pink


No fault, just beauty

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Cheer


Bold orange blush unfolds


Autumn shades and summer joys


Cheer on dreary days.

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Glow


Drenched in yellow


Petals soft with heaven’s glow


Unbridled joy flow.

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Chiffon


The fire within


The torch of amber showers


Shades of gold at play.

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Purple Blush


Petals open and fresh


Open to dew and soft rain


Wash away life's pain.

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Little Dainties


White pinwheels on fence


Twirling in the summer breeze


Defying toasty heat.

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As noted, fllowers are quite indispensible for any celebratory occasion. You will never find a bride walking down the aisle without a bouquet of flowers (unless she's a runaway bride...even then, some flowers may make it official). Even wedding parlors in Las Vegas offer artificial flowers. Here is a silly poem about a guy, a ring, some nervous nerves and maybe...some flowers?

With these flowers I do thee wed.

I made this wedding bouquet for a friend.
I made this wedding bouquet for a friend.

Will You Marry Me?


I may not have the looks of Brad Pitt

the swagger of Mick Jagger

the smart of Steve Jobs

the brilliance of Terrence Tao (IQ of 230)

the internet savvy of Mark Zuckerberg

the wealth of Warren Buffet

the coolness of Shaun White

or the syrupy sweetness of Justin Bieber


On the contrary…


I’ve become quite the fool,

Putting you on the pedestal stool.

In your presence, I tend to stutter

My heart starts to flutter

I’m an emotional mess,

I’ve to confess.

I’ve lost all reasoning,

Floating...

On love’s cloud

Woozy with feverish bouts.

If you think I’m crazy,

Cheesy…

I’ve to admit it’s true

Wrap in love’s blues.

So…

Even though I don’t have the right combination

The ideal of perfection.


I’m falling madly for you

Can’t you see?

Now, will you marry me?


P.S. I love you so fine, I even make this poem rhyme.

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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

A beautiful hub filled with flowery jewels of nature, poetry and prose. Thanks so much for sharing this. My favorite haiku was "Purple Blush" favorite photo was of the wedding bouquet you made for your friend and favorite prose was, "Flowers are God’s way of making sure there’s something to be happy about—no matter what."

Well done! Voted up across the board except for funny.


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AudreyHowitt 5 years ago from California

I loved your haiku! Beautiful job and I can tell that you love flowers


Arlene V. Poma 5 years ago

Wonderful all around. I am learning how to propagate old roses, so I feel this thrill when I end up with this brand new rose. Nothing like flowers. I know what you mean. Voted up!


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

happyboomerurse, thank you so much for your positive feedback. Isn't God nice to bring us flowers every day? Have a happy Thanksgiving and once again, thanks for commenting.


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

AudreyHowitt, thanks for commenting. I love flowers too much, I think. Glad you enjoyed the haiku.


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AudreyHowitt 5 years ago from California

I love haiku actually--I think they can say so much!


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jesusmyjoy 5 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

this is awesome..i love flowers too..


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Hi Anglnwu! Your hubs are always so enlightening and filled with beauty. This one is no exception. Voted up, up and away!!


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Hi Anglnwu! Your hubs are always so enlightening and filled with beauty. This one is no exception. Voted up, up and away!!


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

Beautiful. Absolutely Gorgeous.

Love the photies too.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

We produce our best writing on the subject that we love and inspires us the most, I know how much you love your flowers and this has to be my favourite hub on hubpages!

Your poem, 'Flowers inspired' I will print and put on my desk and know I will read over and over again.

Your haiku poetry is beautiful.

You have all my votes and thank you for the mention, you're quite right, yes I'm in full agreement!

Best wishes MM


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Wrath Warbone 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

You show flowers to be a perfect subject for haiku. Thanks!


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Arlene, won't you please share your roses?--I bet they are beautiful. Picture, please! Thanks for dropping by to comment--always good to see you:)


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

AudreyHowitt, thanks for checking back. I totally agree with you:)

Awesome, jesusmyjoy, glad to hear from you.


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Dexter, thanks for your positive feedback. I always enjoy your comments--they made my day. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

sister Absolutely Fantastic read. I love the pictures and the whole hub is amazing filled with heartfelt wisdom and knowledge. Moving and tender. It is one of the best poems I have had the honor to read. You are a woman of many talents. Keep on sister. Love you in Christ.


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frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

Beautiful flowers and words, and my favorite is the rosebud "spikes and beauty meet". Wow! You have a beautiful way in thought and word! God has indeed gifted you and thank you for sharing that with us here.


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Many thanks, Lady E.


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Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

Nice. I like all these poems, especially the last one, "Will You Marry Me?" It really made me smile. =D


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Movie Master, I know you'll agree with me on the roses-diamond choice. I totally appreciate your encouraging comments. So honored to have you print one of my poems and so honored to be in the same "flower crazy" league. Thank you so much for your continual support--I can't tell you how much I appreciate that:))


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Wrath Warbone, I agree--flowers are perfect objects for haiku--they both possess simplicity with natural beauty. Thanks for dropping by to comment.


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Thank you so much, Skye, for being so gracious with your comments. I appreciate everything you said and like you said, this too is a gift from God--this love for words. I thank Him every day for that.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

I love flower and your poem so beautiful like flowers bloom in the garden. Thanks for share all stunning pictures. Well done and rated up!

Blessing and hugs,


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Om, I probably envision your bf saying that when I was writing it. Thanks for reading this--my mush and all.


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Prasetio, glad you like it. Thanks for your continual support and have a great day.


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oceansnsunsets 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

Anglnwu, I love this hub!! Wow, so glad I found it to see, because its beautiful. I like this quote from your hub, "Flowers are God’s way of making sure there’s something to be happy about—no matter what" That is so awesome. :)

Thanks for sharing this, I loved both the photos and poems, all amazing. Oh, and the wedding bouquet you made for your friend, how beautiful and sweet.


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

oceansunsets, I know how you love flowers too. Thanks for very kind and encouraging comments. I'm glad you like the quote--glad to say I can claim that as mine. My friend loved the bouquet too--she didn't think orchids would look that great but it came out lovely. Thank you again.


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

back at you sister. Blessings always.


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Thanks again, Skye!


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Thanks again, Skye!


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada

How did I miss this gem? Your flower pics and Haiku, your flower ability overall (the Bridal bouquet) stunning anglnwu. Regards, snakeslane


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Thanks, snakeslane, I really appreciate your positive feedback. Have a great day ahead.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

really enjoyed this, Angln. Voted up and shared!


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Darknlovely3436 4 years ago from NewYork

Lovely thoughts. and flowers for occasions..nice theme


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Hello Anginwu ~ I'm so happy to have visited your poetry today with all the flowers gracing your page. Are these all from your garden? A selection of some of your favorites? I really liked the first poem, "Flowers, Inspired" and then get a smash ending with your Marry Me finish. Blessings, Debby


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Hello Anginwu, Lovely, simple, packed with imagery. Thank you for sharing such beautiful lines and wonderful pictures, especially of the wedding bouquet.


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Thanks, Darknlovely, for your kind comments.

PDXKaroakeGuy, glad you enjoyed it--it means a lot when the king of poetry comes around to comment.

Debbybruck, haha, the flowers are all from Home Depot. I wanted to take some pictures of flowers and I know I'll find some at the nearest and most convenient place. However, the white dainty flower grows on my fence. Thanks for dropping by to comment and I greatly appreciate your support.

Cyndi, thanks for commenting. Glad you enjoyed it.


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prism3x 4 years ago

Great hub! love the flowers and the heart felt words!


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Thanks, prism3x, glad you like the flowers.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

i'm not sure i'd call myself the king of poetry but thanks so much for the compliment!


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epigramman 4 years ago

...well there's a lot of flower power here courtesy of your heartfelt sincere words and of course those beautiful images making this one of the most lovely looking hubs I've ever seen which is one reason it will be posted with my respects and gratitude and a direct link back here ..... lake erie time ontario canada 12:45am where I live I'm afraid the outdoor flowers are gone until May - and like you quoted someone - yes I'd rather have flowers on my table than around my neck in jewels - how sublime is that thought!!!!!


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

PDXKaroake, you're very welcome. Merry Christmas and happy new year.


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

EPI, thanks for gracing this hub with your comments. Appreciate the link. Haaha--flowers rather than diamonds--we're a rare breed. Once again, thank you and have yourself a very Merry Christmas.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

u too my dear!


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America

anglnwu, I really enjoyed your flowers and poetry. They both were so lovely! The wedding bouquet you created was also beautiful...you have real talent showing! :-)


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

frogyfish, so good to see you here. Glad you enjoyed the poems and thanks for your encouraging comments.


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joyfulmommy 4 years ago

Lovely hub! I enjoyed it a lot. Voted up


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Joyfulmomnny, good to hear from you. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

nice work, inspiring...


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

thanks, Mhatter, appreciate it.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

What gorgeous floral photos and matching poetry pearls, (who needs diamonds anyway). Loved this hub and rated it up and all the way across, including funny. Thanks for sharing. :)


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Denise, thanks for hopping so many of my hubs today. Glad you enjoyed it and your vote of confidence made my day!!


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Wrath Warbone 4 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

Gees, you got 15 million comments here. Terrific!


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Thanks, wrath warbone, glad you came by.


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frogyfish 3 years ago from Central United States of America

anglnwu, I came back here because of your title and that pansy picture. We must have some kind of 'connection'...my mind was whirling with why, how, surly not... I very recently put a video on Youtube, originally called 'Flower Power', but changed it to 'Have Fun with Flower Power'...and it has purple pansies in it. Recognized some of the flowers again and enjoyed several haiku , wanted to say thanks again!


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anglnwu 3 years ago Author

Haha, froggyfish, I have to concur on that one. Glad you dropped by to read and comment.

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