Pulling Petals

Daisy in the dark

Childhood sits in meadow bower,

pulling petals from a flower –

Love me not, or love me well,

only days to come will tell.

Time moves on, and hope blooms bright,

but girlish dreams will die this night.


Maiden rests in meadow green,

pulling petals from their sheen;

dying, petals lose their bloom

as tears soak bridal glory’s tomb.

Time moves on, and hope fades fast,

the die is set, her fate is cast.


Mother sinks in meadow shade,

pulling petals in the glade;

habit tells her love belongs

to children and their hopeful songs.

Time moves on, and hope lies dead,

daisies, fringeless, sink like lead.


Woman weeps in meadow bare,

pulling petals which aren’t there;

empty heart bleeds petals past,

and bleeding, seeds its peace at last.

Time moves on, and hope renews,

as Wounded hands hold girl’s deep bruise.

23 comments on “Pulling Petals

  1. Lady Lovely says:

    Very lovely. Great shot!

  2. Robert Rife says:

    I like the sense of emotional movement this evokes.

  3. Eric says:

    Your longest pieces have the most depth, Melody. They are the ones I love the most. The wonderful thing about hope, love and flowers is that as more time passes they each gain more depth and progeny. Perhaps it is the same with poetry. If only the poets knew. πŸ˜‰ E

  4. Seyi sandra says:

    Great poem/ beautiful picture!!

    • melodylowes says:

      Thanks Sandra! I got tired of posting snow… we still have so much of it. Soon there will be fresh flowers to inspire me! πŸ™‚

      • Seyi sandra says:

        We have showers of snow in London this morning, I can’t wait to read your ‘springy’ poems and relish those fresh flowers… are we going to have spring this year at all? 😦

      • melodylowes says:

        Snowstorm here again, too – driving was treacherous today. It is getting rather old, isn’t it? 😦

  5. Wonderful and touching poem of life and healing.

  6. Wow. Breathtaking. Thanks for posting!!

  7. Very deep and touching. Wonderful!

  8. Debbie says:

    Wowsers, Melody! This was like a moving picture story . .just glorious! Thank you for writing like you do!

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