33 thoughts on “LONE FLOWER

  1. So very beautiful Miriam, my face lit up when I read the title as I wrote a piece about a single flower while you were away, quite different, but I do love these little coincidences with poets I feel a close affinity with.
    Ha I’ve just realised I wrote one last night actually about such things called ‘Intuition’.
    Anyway, welcome back, I’m sure you enjoyed Sweden, did you go back to your island ?
    My best
    Nigel

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    • Thank you Nigel, I do agree about an affinity existing and notice it quite frequently. I have looked out for a post from you but didn’t see until now when
      I got back from an outing……with more signals. It is “Rain” you refer to?

      Oh yes, I went back for some days to the island and I think you can guess how good that was. Still in Sweden for another week …., long summer break.
      No wi-fi but a 2 bar signal. 😊 .
      Thanks for the welcome back anyway, I will remember it.

      miriam

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  2. That’s lovely, Miriam. I too wrote a Tanka when I saw a lone flower, (a tulip) blooming in winter. Poets are kindred souls! 🙂
    I stand alone here
    Woken by Wild West wind
    In sublime slumber is my mate
    Lulled by the symphonies of Mother Earth
    A sentient for seminal roots.
    © Balroop Singh

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  3. Thank you Balroop for your lovely answer. Yes, flowers and love are the two
    most written about subjects by poets, I believe.
    Observing things closer and attach emotions is something in common for
    writers. How else can we feel them. 🦋🌻 😊 .

    Miriam

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  4. A walk in the countryside ; a glimpse of Nature’s beauty ; a thought takes root in the mind; it transmutes into verse ; a poem is born, capturing the impact of that special moment. Our links to the natural world are constantly there for us to marvel and wonder at, and above all, to be grateful for. Thank you so much for your lovely expressive poem, Miriam.

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    • Thank you so much Roland for your generous response.
      I do love the way you talk about how a poem is born; how right you are.
      We all have this link to nature there, just waiting for us. To marvel at and
      be grateful for as you so rightly say.

      Miriam

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  5. Flowers are their own language but also a universal one. They bloom in forests where no one sees them, they bloom in war zones where no one can look, they refuse to bloom in gardens tended by me. (LOL – our soil is like concrete.) Yes, a little water goes a long way, in real life and metaphorically. I enjoyed your story in poem and images.

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    • Thank you for your lovely response Sharon. I am glad you enjoyed my words and images. Trusted smartphone came with me for the walk. 😊 .
      Flowers grow everywhere as you say, even in cracks on pavements in busy cities.
      You need a bag or two of some good soil to start a little flower garden.
      Good luck. 🌺

      Miriam

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      • We need to pull out the enormous eucalyptus trees and their far reaching roots – a nearly impossible job – and replace all the remaining ground with about 2 tons of enriched soil – not happening soon. I admire my neighbors’ yards and I’m sure they try not to look at ours.

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  6. Each flower is different and beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us and your insightful awareness of their courage, joy, and love of life. I know they all appreciated your tender care. What a blessing!

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  7. Miriam, you must be very busy with that watering can this summer of heatwave! 😀😀No wonder the Rudbekia is smiling … a shine of joy that you share with us. It’s glow of golden is intense and along with your touching poem reaches into my heart. With words you paint a touching and vivid image of the burnt land, these lone flowers striving for survival – and as always you draw from the micro of the blooms to the macro of the wonders of the world around us. Thank you for pointing out the miracle and courage of life. Wishing you a wonderful and refreshing break … keep writing and sharing your poems & thoughts! Xx❤️

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    • Annika, a warm thank you for your beautiful comment. I am touched you felt
      the gold of Rudebekia and my poem touched your heart. I am also very glad
      you noticed the Micro and Macro that seem to me to belong.
      I first titled the poem Micro and Macro.😊 .

      Yes, the watering can got busy but was helped with two days of rain. This break is making me very laid back … , maybe just letting go give us renewed strength. 💕🤗 .

      miriam

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  8. This is such a lovely post, Miriam…your words and photos. As you know from some of my posts, I’ve gained a better understanding of gardening, as well as an interest. Your poem also reminded me of one I wrote a while ago about a lone daffodil. Here is the link if you’d like to wander over: https://baydreamerbubble.com/2018/02/03/the-teacher/
    Nature is a classroom in itself if we only allow ourselves to become immersed in its teachings. 🙂
    I hope you had a wonderful vacation and welcome back! 💗🌻

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  9. Thank you Lauren for your positive and appreciative words. The love of nature is the basis of all art and also base of understanding love. In the seemingly simple things hides the depth of life.
    You are finding this too and I believe it gives you comfort and peace. 💕🤗 .

    Miriam

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  10. Beautiful comment Kamal, thank you. Like you I believe both plants and us
    give each other validation as we see each other and treat each other with love. Glad my words rang true with you.
    Such a seemingly simple morning, yet so rich. 😊 .

    miriam

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