The Language Of Flowers

This piece uses the symbolism of different flowers. Here are the meanings of the flowers I used in my piece.

  • Cyclamen: Resignation
  • Gladiolus: Remembrance
  • Yellow Jasmine: Grace and Elegance
  • Magnolia: Love for nature
  • Yellow Carnation: Dissapointment; Rejection

The wind brushes past my tresses. Whispering secrets wrapped in the faint scent of moonlight into my black hair. I hide them as I push the last curl behind my ear. A small cyclamen rests there.

The fine gossamer fabric of my dress dances in the wind. The bittersweet remembrance of yesterday, like a vivid evocation of stillness, imprints itself upon my naked heart. A gladiolus drops from the sky.

I hear a soft melody from a nearby soiree. My movements mould themselves with the crescendo and segue into the next. The sky showers yellow jasmines.

As I step into the garden for a moment’s respite, my skin tingles. I look up at the night sky and a few drops touch my weary eyes. Caressing my cheek, kissing my neck, they slide down my bare shoulder before uniting with the ground. The air smells of magnolias.

I cross a bridge, like the rays of sun which wake up from the East and sleep into the lap of the West. I trip over a brown paper package. The wind pulls my hair back, as I bend down to open it. Flowers.

I disappear into the yellow carnations.

-Ishita Gupta

37 thoughts on “The Language Of Flowers

  1. This is brilliant poetry. I like it how you have specified the symbols. It makes understanding the poem so much easier.
    It is truly a wonderful wonderful poem. I love how it crescendos into a rather melancholy end, something so true about these times.
    Lovely imagery. The poem itself flows so effortlessly.
    Truly a pleasure to have read this.

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    1. Dear Shanyu,
      I am so thrilled to read your comment. I am so so glad you liked the poem. Truly means a lot.
      I am really happy you enjoyed it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


  2. What a lovely thing to do for your reader – giving the meaning of the flowers used.

    Every line of this piece is beautifully constructed and filled with rich meaning. Your writing is beautiful Ishita. I am going to start reading your pieces that I have missed until you have time to write again. So much talent.

    The ending made me hold my breath. Gorgeous.

    Love, hugs and blessings to you and your family Ishita. ❤️🤗😘💕🦋Joni

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      1. You are so talented Ishita. Your writing is so beautiful. I wish you were not so busy but I get it. If I were back in school with all the studying I did I don’t know if I could ever had time to blog or write. Sending love ❤️ Joni

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