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Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Heart of the Flower

What's smiling at me from my garden as I walk around in the morning sun, snapping shot after shot? Oh, nothing much...just a few fresh-faced daisies, a bee on my little blue water-lily, some trumpet flowers and a host of giggling blue plumbago. Let's look into their hearts to see what's inside.



in the heart of the brilliant flower
the psyche awaits the awakening
never visible to the ones
who merely look but do not see

in some the heart is a glowing ember
hot, smouldering, on the brink
of igniting into flames
when the senses are set free

in others the heart is hidden forever
vulnerable, but rhythmically throbbing 
the depth of feeling lies hidden within
waiting for its discovery

the giving heart... there's none that's purer
nectar-laden for the offering
altruistic soul with a passion
to serve honey to the thirsty bee

Rosie Gan (August 2011)

for submission to Poetry Potluck  #48

Linking to:
Fertilizer Friday
Macro Friday
Macro Flowers Saturday
Poetry Potluck
Weekend Flowers


  1. passion is beautiful, just like the flowers here.

    superb job.
    Happy Potluck!

  2. Rosie that is a lovely poem...and I love the pics of the flowers...there is such beauty to explore in the center of flowers

  3. Wonderful and awesome pictures. I can't say which is more beautiful. I love lovely words, and am passionate about beautiful flowers.

    My late entry for this week:

  4. Wonderful poem and your pictures are stunning. Such beauty abounds in your garden.

  5. Oh--they're right. The photos are just stunning! I love those little blue ones--and the huge sunshiney yellow ones.....and the pretty pastel orange ones. *laughing* Love 'em all!

  6. Perfectly captured daisies!
    The colors are so vivid.

    Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

  7. I like the little blue flowers too. What are they? Plumbago? Is that an annual to hardy perennial?

  8. Your pictures are as beautiful as your flowers. I love the blue plumbago.

  9. Rosie, Your photos are absolutely stunning! I really lke the plumbago. I notice you are interested in travel; I just started a new blog party called Travels Near And Far. It is a linky party on the 15th of the month and I'd be honored if you'd link up next time.
    Blessings, Beth

  10. I love your macro shots!

    My first Macro Friday entry, your visit will be highly appreciated. Have a lovely weekend!

  11. Stunning photos of those beautiful flowers!

  12. Beautiful flowers. Love the colors.

  13. Oh Rosie, what an amazing flower show!
    These flowers are gorgeous and you did an excellent job with these macros, wonderful.

  14. Welcome Rosie to Weekendflowers. I´m also happy to see you here! Thanks for joining this lovely flowerhearts with us. Hope to see you next Monday for voting! :) LG Tina

  15. Lovely photos. I am following from the hop, would love you to stop by and follow.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  16. It seems you are not just a talented photographer then Rosie, but a poet as well, beautiful photos and words. My particular favourite today is the plumbago.

  17. What lovely, summery flowers! I think the one with the bee or the third from the last are my absolute favorites! Beautiful!

  18. What riches.
    What wonderful summer shades of yellow.
    And then to top if off that wonderful blue climber, whose name escapes me at the minute.
    {I knew it yesterday :-)]

  19. Super macro shots .... the flowers are beautiful .... a picture is more beautiful than the other ...
    LG: Karin

  20. These are beautiful, but the blue caught my heart!

  21. Lovely! Your shots are awesome.

    My entry.

  22. Beautiful poem, gorgeous gerber daisies!

  23. Hmmm, you are quite poetic...

  24. Such a lovely poem and blooms and your photos are fantastic Rosie! Kacang botol is growing fine and have started to flower, cant wait to get my teeth on those crunchy beans to eat with sambal belacan!

  25. every blossom is worthy of your beautiful poem!

  26. The poem is sublime. The photos are breathtaking.

    Strangely enough, as much as I love a good bee shot, I fell in love the with twirly center of the blue guys.

  27. Beautiful poem with metaphors tying to the pictures; very well done. Our hearts do tend to bloom and grow with exposure.


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