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Where Have All the Flowers Gone? - Sonnet

Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.


The climate continues to change at a rapid rate. With it reflects a change in the human mind. The question arises, time and again - how long before the beautiful red rose, a symbol of pure love, becomes a fossil? How long, will we humans, be able to hold our characters together, before it all breaks the nervous system of our dear Mother Earth, and our accumulated sins pile up to a rot we never could imagine? How long will it take, for greed and unchecked power to crush any remaining bud trying to grow through the feeble sunlight? Is there still hope?

The Poem

Envisaged under the mundane blue lake

Subdued hues of desire, love, time unborn

Reflecting scant, eloped, untouched, dark clouds

Pearls of morose, celestial tears, forlorn

Magnolia, rose, camellia, ivy, may

Brown tinge of lifeless here, despair, numb there

Friends of petunia, jasmine, doleful choir

March of the dead, unsung with verse of care

And as tonight, the moonless slumbered sky

Fade harmony, cacophony, alike

Distinct cry rests, beneath the bed perturbed

Papier- mâché soul-truths, away they glide

Dreamed, a kind face, atop a blooming cliff

Part human, part divine, part angel, if

© 2019 Rinita Sen