Garden Of Poetry


My poetry rarely contains much symbolism. However, my desire to improve as a poet urged me to pen this little write. (The symbolic meaning of every flower mentioned can be found at the end of the post). The inspiration for this piece comes from Nandita’s “The Root Of Life.”

Garden of Poetry


Strolling through her stunning verses
the aroma of rhymes entices my lungs
as poetic sunflowers generate warmth
and her love blooms in flowery tongues

Her windblown kisses of Baby’s Breath
Are love florets providing a sweet motif
As we exchange our primrose affections
For I am her stem and she my adoring leaf

She will eternally be my sacred lotus
Planted inside the deepest part of me
As I’ve become the photosynthetic sun
‘ever nourishing her garden of poetry


The image reminded me of you N. Eye liner, touch of lip gloss, and of course the flowers in the luxurious black hair.


Sunflowers (adoration, longevity)
Baby’s Breath (purity of heart)
Primrose (eternal love)
Sacred Lotus (In Buddhist symbolism it represents purity of body, speech, & spirit)

366 thoughts on “Garden Of Poetry

  1. Well written. Absolutely love the metaphors in each stanza!
    I’m also trying to improve as a writer (I’m very amateur) & your work truly inspires me! Do follow & like my page
    Stay tuned as I post a poem nearly everyday! Constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated. 😊


    1. Alicia, I just followed your blog. Anxious to read your poetry.
      I was on vacation on the beaches of the Dominican Republic. Thus, my late response to your comments.
      I just started writing poetry three years ago, and I have learned a lot by carefully reading my favorite
      poets here in wordpress. I will gladly comment on your poems.
      Nice to meet you. Again, sorry for the delay in my response. – Drew


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    1. Very happy that you think so. Thank you so much for taking the time out to read and comment.
      Sorry, for the delay in my reply. I was on vacation in the Caribbean. Again, thank you so much for your words.


  3. This was so fascinating! You have a lovely way with words – how you can string them together to make such fluid sentences. “She will be eternally my sared lotus” definitely touched my heart! As an aspiring writer myself, I hope you could check out my blog, I would be more than happy to have feedback to the poems I write (I’m really striving to improve as well!)


  4. This was so fascinating. You have a lovely way with words – how you can string words and symbolism together to make such fluid sentences is amazing. “She will eternally be my sacred lotus” definitely touched my heart! As an aspriring writer myself, it would be great if you could check out my blog, I would be more than happy to have some feedback on my poems!


  5. “windblown kisses of Baby’s Breath”
    This line made me smile, powerful imagery. I respect that you’re venturing out of your comfort zone too.
    If you have time please check out my page, thanks.

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  6. A few plants in the garden do not like me… But most of them I can wax poetic about.
    I try to learn meanings of things. Many things overlap, say flowers and the color they have.
    “Let’s take a look: Red: Although red flowers are most commonly associated with feelings of true love and passion, they can also be used to convey respect, desire, and courage. … White: Traditionally used in bridal bouquets or during memorial services, white flowers range in meaning from purity and innocence to sympathy.”


    1. Yes, I spend time looking up the meaning of flowers and their colors. It is wonderful
      to use every tool at our disposal to add meaning to our work.
      Thank you for all of your beautiful comments and wonderful support.
      It means so much to me.
      And apologies for the late response.

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  7. Just Bravo .. beautiful short poem.. im just a commoners, i have difficulty enjoying long poetry esp when using dificult words that uncommon , since im not native speaker. Great works indeed. Cheers


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