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A precious flower in full bloom – a flower poem

Updated on September 3, 2013

My love of nature, and flowers in particular, has inspired me to write this flower poem. Of course, being a poem, it has a few layers to it. It’s not necessarily about a precious flower in the botannical sense, although it could well be. It can also be an homage to a close friend.

I wrote this flower poem for just such a close friend..a soul mate you might say. I gave it to her as a Christmas present. I’m happy to report that this flower poem had a positive effect, much like my previous poem “My ladybird comes each morning”.

In this technological present-day world, it’s sometimes difficult to take the time to get outdoors, and appreciate mother nature’s finest creations, or to maintain the kind of human contact we need. Surprisingly enough, it is the very same technology that allows us to make contact with our fellow humans throughout the world, many of which we wouldn’t have stumbled upon in a million years.

Long-distance relationships may seem a bit unworkable, but can sometimes seem almost as real as being with that person. It starts out like any other chance meeting..you feel out each others interests, likes, dislikes, dispositions etc. After you become comfortable with each other, you start to loosen up. Of course, it’s always best that you just be yourself. Your choice of words gives you away, whether in person or online. Honesty is always the best policy, even though you could assume any sort of persona online.

Here’s to you, buddy (who shall remain anonymous).

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Photo by timorous
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A precious flower in full bloom

From a tenuous seed

A world of colour and fragrance

Warmth and beauty comes

She’s blown in on the wind

Like rills of sand

Forming around all obstructions

Just as nature had intended


Love knows this precious flower

Kissed with the nectar

Of a hundred drops

Of morning dew

As it pools upon her colourful facets

Refracting the surface colour

It is but a temporary distortion

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Many a storm, large and small

Pulls and pushes at her swaying frame

Yet she’s not easily torn asunder

Mother Nature has blessed her

With yet another day

Kissed with rays of sunshine

Exuding an undeniable warmth


Mother Nature’s subtle nuances

Have created a uniquely special flower

Although outwardly familiar

To the casual observer

A careful observation

Below the surface reveals

A flower like no other


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My garden holds a myriad of shapes

A symphony of colour at every turn

Though none compare to my precious flower

She shines brightly in every season

Taking all human disruption in stride

A perennial favourite year upon year

Until Mother Nature finally calls her home



Poem and content ©2011 by timorous+. Please quote this source if you wish to reproduce the poem. Thank you.

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      timorous 4 years ago from Me to You

      Thanks ginaguo.

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      ginaguo 4 years ago

      Great! Such a beautiful poem! Yeah, thanks to the internet technology that allows us to make contact with our fellow humans throughout the world, many of which we wouldn’t have stumbled upon in a million years

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      timorous 5 years ago from Me to You

      Thanks very much. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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      Funom Theophilus Makama 5 years ago from Europe

      This is a wonderful and such a beautiful Poem.

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      timorous 5 years ago from Me to You

      Luckily, your message did make it through, Pamela. Thanks so much for reading and enjoying my precious flower poem, and for the votes of course.

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 5 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      I'm not sure my message went through. It helps to sign in first. I enjoyed your poem and its layered meaning for your friend. Voted up and awesome and interesting.

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      timorous 5 years ago from Me to You

      Hi Katrine. Thanks for dropping by. I'm so glad you enjoyed the flower poem. Oh..and thanks for the votes too. Cheers.

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      A beautiful expression of love, what other nicer comparison there could be than that resembling a beautiful flower in its full bloom. Voted up and awesome :-)

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      timorous 5 years ago from Me to You

      Greetings Happyboomernurse. Thanks so much for reading this flower poem. Yes, my soulmate friend was indeed thrilled. Thanks for the votes as well. Cheers.

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Stunning poem and pictures and I love the fact that you shared some personal information about the background for your inspiration in writing this poem.

      Whoever your soulmate friend is, she must have been thrilled with this lovely poem which can be interpreted on different levels.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      timorous 5 years ago from Me to You

      Oh, thank you shimmering Dawn. You make me blush as well. I hardly ever write poetry, unless I feel particularly inspired, as in this case. Thanks for the lovely comment.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      What a lovely poem! Beautiful! You are quite the poet aren't you?

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      timorous 5 years ago from Me to You

      Greetings Joy56. Thanks for the lovely comment..you make me blush, though I'm pleased that you enjoyed it so much. Cheers.

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      Joy56 5 years ago

      I somehow knew Sofs would be in the comment box.....

      This is beautiful, what a poet... I am hooked/

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      timorous 5 years ago from Me to You

      Hey sofs, great to see you. Friendships are indeed special, as is the special friendship that inspired this poem. Thanks for the votes, and an equally happy and prosperous new year to you as well. Cheers.

      P.S. Congrats on passing the 100k views mark. :)

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Beautiful! Colorful words indeed. Friendships are always special and it is lovely to read this delightful poem of yours... Voting it up and awesome :) Thanks Tim and Wish you a prosperous and happy New year :)

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      timorous 5 years ago from Me to You

      Cagsil, my lad. Nice to see you. Thanks for the compliments and the vote. My Christmas was just fine, and a happy new year to you as well.

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      Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

      Very nicely written Timorous and great pictures as usual. :) I hope your Christmas was enjoyable and that you have a great New Year as well. :) Definitely voted up! :)

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      timorous 5 years ago from Me to You

      Hi Genna, nice to see you. Hey, thanks for reading the flower poem. You're right, the pictures certainly add to the mood of the piece.

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      Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      "A perennial favourite year upon year

      Until Mother Nature finally calls her home..."

      Beautiful, and I love the photos as well!

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      timorous 5 years ago from Me to You

      Hello Movie Master. Thanks for coming by for a nice read and some nice pictures. Thanks for the vote as well. Cheers.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Wonderfully descriptive and beautiful.

      Loved the photos.

      Thank you and voted up.

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      timorous 5 years ago from Me to You

      Thank you Naomi, I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

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      Naomi's Banner 5 years ago from United States

      Beautiful words to go with the beautiful pictures. Nice Hub!