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Flowers : Poem

Vanita Thakkar is an Entrepreneur - an Engineer-Researcher-Consultant and an Artist - Singer-Composer-Poetess-Writer from Vadodara, Gujarat.

Flowers


How phenomenal is the tree's

Sense of Expression !

It’s yearning blossoms out

Into lovely, fragrant flowers

And dances merrily to

The varying tunes of the breeze,

Like the longing of the Sea

Dancing rhythmically on the waves.


- Vanita Thakkar (29.08.1994)

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Flowers are dear to all - beautiful and harmless.

They inspire love, compassion, goodness and wisdom. There are thousands of beautiful quotes, poems and songs that are inspired by flowers or have flowers as a means to express feelings or messages .....

Here are some beautiful quotes on flowers - full of inspiration and energy ....

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I don't pluck flowers ....

I don't pluck flowers - not even for pooja / offering to God. I don't like to pluck flowers as I feel as if the plants / trees are getting hurt and the flowers are being deprived of life ....




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Thakur Ramakrishna Paramahansa never plucked flowers ....


Some years back, I read in the Kathamrita - the compilation of the conversations of Thakur Shree Ramakrishna Paramahansa - by his devotee and disciple Shree Mahendranath Gupta, that Thakur also never used to pluck flowers.

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I had read that Shakuntala also never plucked flowers. The trees used to shower flowers on her and she would take only such flowers to make ornaments for herself ....

Shakuntala was the extremely beautiful, loving and compassionate daughter of Sage Vishvamitra and Apsara Menaka (Apsara, according to the Hindu religion and mythology, is a celestial singer and dancer who, inhabits the heaven of the God Indra, the lord of the heavens). She was the wife of King Dushyant and mother of King Bharat, after whom India got the name Bhaarat - the motherland of Bharat. Also, Bhaarat means the Land of Light / Knowledge.

The great Sanskrit poet Kalidas wrote his masterpiece - Abhigyaan Shaakuntalam - on the love story of Shakuntala and Dushyant.

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Comments

Vanita Thakkar (author) on January 18, 2021:

Thanks, dear Brenda for your beautiful comments.

True, flowers create a very soothing and pacifying ambience. I too love to be among flowers and plants.

I am happy that you liked the quotes and the messages of hope, strength and compassion they convey. Best regards to you.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on January 18, 2021:

Thanks, dear Peggy. I am delighted to hear from you and our friends on HubPages.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on January 18, 2021:

Thanks, Brother Manatita. I am so glad that you liked and wrote such a nice comment!!

I have a little garden strip in my backyard and I love my plants and the flowers and soft leaves that bloom on them. I love the little birds that come by, twitting and hopping around them.

Jay Shree Raama!! Jay Shree Ramakrishna!!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 18, 2021:

My heart is with flowers. I must have a garden each year, no matter where I am.

Somehow flowers ease my concerns and I feel at peace.

I love your work. The quotes are awesome.

Like the one about flowers do not compete. They just bloom or the one that states you must grow in places others do not think you will.

Nice work.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 18, 2021:

This is such a lovely ode to the beauty of flowers. I enjoyed your poem and the quotes as well.

manatita44 from london on January 18, 2021:

Sweet! Charming!

My Didi ji has a flower garden, I believe. None will go wrong with flowers. Garlands of beauty and Blossoms of the Heart (My Poetry Book) Jai Ram! Jai Sri, Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa

Vanita Thakkar (author) on January 18, 2021:

Thanks, Chitrangadaji for your nice comments. Best regards to you.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 18, 2021:

Beautiful poem and quotes! Flowers always provide inspiration and also teach us to remain positive.

Thank you for sharing.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on January 18, 2021:

Thanks, Sankhajitji for reading and for nice comment. Much appreciated.

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on January 18, 2021:

your poem is beautiful like flowers

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