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Poem - A Beauteous Bleeding Heart Flower


Have you ever heard of bleeding heart flower,

The one belong to poppy family

The one with other beautiful names

Like Asian bleeding-heart or Fallopian buds

Lady-in-a-bath or Lyre flowers

Have you ever seen a bleeding heart flower,

Growing under the partial shade

On the land of Japan, China and Korea

And also natives to Siberia

Have you ever watched them bloom,

During the early spring morning

Blooming slowly into heart shaped gem

Hanging on the weak arching stem

With white tiny droplet hanging at bottom

Have you ever seen their elegant colours,

With the brightest Red and pink

Or with the calmest colour white

Shining about with great delight

Have you ever seen them drenched in rain,

With all their leaves quite a wet

And petals soaked with dew drop

Like glittery sprinkles on top

Have you ever touched them gently,

After removing slugs, snails and Aphids

Feeding on their fleshy leaves

Covered with soft fridges

All around their edges

Have you ever seen them dancing in wind,

Where entire wands twirl

Covered with dozens of flowers flange

Without thinking of their brittle roots, Strange

Have you ever tried to grow them,

By keeping the soil moist

And filled with rich compost

Where seeds borne in long pods

And yellow leaves emerges at each nodes

Have you ever tried to love them wholeheartedly,

Before they die back in chilling winters

Leaving the roots alone back in the soil

But you care their roots from the winter spoil

Until the first frost appears through damp coil

- Srushti Gamit


“Touch my heart with the hands of love.

This is the only way I could ever bloom.”

— Alexandra Vasiliu

© 2021 Srushti Gamit


Srushti Gamit (author) on September 30, 2021:

Thank you so much Chitrangada!!

Yes it is really beautiful flower and very much fascinating for those who love to grow flowering plants.

I am very pleased to hear that gardening is one of your favourite activities, plants makes us happier and better. They are medicine for our minds.

You can grow bleeding heart flowers in your garden when spring arrives, watching them grow in front of our eyes is so calming.

Take care

May god bless you abundantly

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 30, 2021:

Beautifully expressed poem, and what a lovely flower! I am curious to see this unique flower. I would love to plant it, as gardening is one of my favorite activities, and I have planted many flowering plants.

Thank you for sharing!

Srushti Gamit (author) on September 29, 2021:

Hello Thelma!!

Thanks for the comment. I am glad to hear that you find this piece beautiful.

God bless you

Srushti Gamit (author) on September 29, 2021:

Thanks a bunch Rozlin for the comment!!

Yes, they look so Fascinating and Fancy.There are 15 different types of bleeding heart flowers and all of them are so beautiful.

And I am so glad that you liked the poem.

Take care

God bless you

Thelma Alberts from Germany on September 29, 2021:

What a beautiful poem! I have not seen this beautiful flower before. Thank you for sharing.

Rozlin from UAE on September 29, 2021:

Never seen this beautiful flower, srushti. Thank you for sharing this. it looks really beautiful and you have nicely composed a poem describing it.

Srushti Gamit (author) on September 29, 2021:

Thanks a lot dear friend Misbah!!

I am so glad that you liked the way it is written.

God bless you dear

Warm hug and love you too my friend

Srushti Gamit (author) on September 29, 2021:

Thank you Maryam for the beautiful comment!!

Yes, they look so aesthetically beautiful and elegant that it makes us eager to touch them.

I hope someday you’ll be able to see and touch them.

God bless you dear

Srushti Gamit (author) on September 29, 2021:

Thank you so much Ms. Dora!!

I am glad to know that you find this piece interesting.

I agree with you they might symbolise endurance and power to withstand pain or hardships.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on September 29, 2021:

No, I had never heard of this flower before reading your poetry, Srushti. Thank you for introducing this lovely flower in such a lyrical manner. You surely did justice with its beauty.

Blessings and Love to you, dear sister.

Maryam Fatima from Pakistan on September 29, 2021:

Very beautiful flower.I have never seen it before,now i want to touch it.

Thanks for sharing this.

Dora Weithers on September 29, 2021:

I do not remember seeing this flower before. Thanks for introducing it in such a unique way. You gave us lots of interesting information. They seem to symbolize endurance.

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