Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Of Flowers & Love


Ralph Waldo Emerson once said:
"Earth laughs in flowers."

                  The world is full of flowers. Visit any place dedicated to flowers and you will be amazed at the types of flowers, and facts about them. Flowers come in all shapes, and colors. Some of them can intoxicate you with their lovely perfume. Some are so delicate that one fears touching them. And all of them are stunningly beautiful.

                  Still, it is the Rose which is preferred around the world as a flower of choice for lovers? I wonder about this. And though I have not tried to search for the reasons, here is my own theory on why it is so. One another fact struck me. We can get Roses in many colors but still it the dark red that is preferred as the flower of love. Why?

               Let us first think about the color choice. I think that dark red must be the preferred color as it looks like red. And every true lover is ready to shed his/her blood for the beloved. Also love is associated with the heart, and heart pumps blood. So red signifies love. Colors have their own significance, looking at any white color, the first thought is of purity. Same way red means love.

             Now let us examine my central theme topic. Why Rose? A Rose has thorns. But the thorns are below the Rose. The Rose represents life beautifully. It has very soft petals, that tell us about the soft side of living and thorns to convey that life is not all the bed of Roses without thorns.

            What does a lover do? A true lover will always take the thorns and give only the soft flowers to his/her darling. That is love and love demands that one give only comfort to one’s darling. Love demands sacrifice. Love demands giving of joy. Love demands that all pain be kept away from the beloved. That is also the message a lover sends across to his/her beloved with a Rose. I have kept the thorns with myself and I am sending you these soft flowers .

             I think this is the reason why on Valentine’s day, the red Rose is the flower of choice. Perhaps a red rose is really a groovy kind of flowers.




P/S

To you whom I haven't met yet, will you believe me if I ask that even if if you think the Big Bang created the stars, dd you wonder who sent the flowers? It is God, and one day, I am saying my thanks to him for giving us flowers for it is a symbol of my love towards you.

332 love letters towards you is not completed without occasional poems dedicated to you. This is for you, my love.

I wandered lonely as a cloud,
That floats on high valley and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils.

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine,
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line,
Along the margin of Moonlight Bay.

Ten thousand saw me at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The wine is red,
The sky is blue,
Did you know why roses is red,
Because it has the picture of you.


Until the, put in your heart the fact that I had fallen in love with you way before we knew each other. Come into my heart one day, I am saving all my roses and love to you.

For the other half of the sky,

The Half Moon Serenades.



(The article above was published in the leading English newspaper in Australia sometimes around mid-August 2010 and won me AUS$500)

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