How do flowers bring hope

I have always been fascinated by how flowers trigger emotion, in the hearts and minds of reflective women. This lyrical poem is an attempt to capture those mystical moments…

 

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How do flowers bring hope?

  • How do their silent lips speak?
    What dreams their sweet scents evoke?
    Flowers give strength to the weak.

    See kaleidoscope colour-wheels,
    God-sculpted those petal shapes;
    for most women flowers can heal –
    (flowers free men from tight scrapes!)

    Blooms brighten up all our lives,
    emotion added to important events;
    dumb husbands please patient wives
    with petals, pacifying arguments.

    Flowers, last-minute-bought in shops,
    lovingly grown in nursery gardens;
    Dutch blossoms, huge harvest crops
    hold much hope, offer petal-pardons.

    In my house I’m the flower stylist,
    blossoms liven up our living room,
    flowers bring out my female bias:
    sexist stereotypes I won’t presume…

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    illustration: sarahjanehumphrey.com @sarahgalerie

    Sarah Humphrey has been commissioned for her artwork by: The BODY SHOP, McGraw Hill, The Eden Project, etc. She is the first female Scientific and Natural History Illustrator featured on The Wildlife Art Company’s website.

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