Monday, January 29, 2007

Flower In The Woods

When you pick
a flower in the woods,
you’re stealing its wild heart.
For a time it becomes yours,
pumping rain and soil
through the veins of your dreams.

It dies, they always do.
You don’t feel remorse,
nor mourn the bruised petals of beauty.
After all, it’s just a flower in the woods,
and tomorrow you’ll find another.


Kai C. said...

simply beautiful......

samuru999 said...

Miss Kai stole my words...
Yes, simply beautiful!
Love it!


trinitystar said...

awwwwwwwwh ... beauty!

Borut said...

Beautiful, wih a lot of truth in it!:) Yes, you can do that with a flower in the woods. ... To find a flower that you simply can't pick. That would be something!:) Something of a shock even!? Well, what about my Christmas cactus. Two flowers have opened, finally. And what can I do!?:)gw

Joyce said...

Yes, yes, yes!

gautami tripathy said...

AS you say..afterall it is only a flower. Who cries for one little flower?

YOur poetryhas more than meetsthe eye. Layers and nuances. I am thinking about all those.

Thanks pat!

sage said...

you'll pick another, unless you happened to picked your flowers in a national park! Good poem!

floots said...

strangely sad pat
but i really like it

polona said...

i love love love this one and all the meanings within!

i've stopped picking wild flowers some time ago... rather snap them with my camera.

gracie said...

I hate that saying "if friends were flowers, i'd pick you" because it sounds cruel!

gabby said...

"You're stealing it's wild heart" Pat, I love this thought...This one is a keeper..

Masago said...

Very sensitive, nicely worded.
P.S. I like the new blog colours.

Amalendu said...

who cares...
well-said Pat..

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

very thoughtful --- I'm way too tired tonight, so it may just be me, but have you changed the look or color of your blog?

Pris said...

This really touched me, Pat. Lovely!

jel said...

POLAROIDS, people!
it's a win ~win deal :)

No really it is very cool !

take care

Pat Paulk said...

Thanks Kai!!

Miss Kai, give 'em back!! Thanks Margie!!

Thank you Trinitystar!!

Just admire the beauty, respect the life. Thanks Borut!!

Thanks Joyce!!

Gautami, this one is not just about flowers, you are right. Thanks!!

Sage, do they put flowers on the breakfasr trays in jail?? Thanks!!

Yes Floots the inspiration for this was/is sad. Thanks!!

Polona, I think that's better than a WOW!! Thank you!!

Gracie, it'd hurt too!!

Just like me "Gabby", just like me!!

Thanks Vaughn, I'm partially color blind so I had to get approval before I published.

Amalendu, that is the point. Thanks!!

Andrew, I did, Your tired eyes do not deceive you. Thanks!!

Thanks Pris!! Always glad to provide a touch!!

Janice, yep, they work!! Thanks!!

dsnake1 said...

like floots said, it's strangely sad.
i think it's not just about flowers, it could be about relationships too.

one of your best, pat.

bre said...


tongue in cheek said...

He loves me he loves me not he loves me he loves me not...
Please tell me you do not picking flowers and pluck their petals without remorse! Ha! I don't believe it ;)

gulnaz said...

beautiful and to me it speaks as a metaphor for people.