Everything that’s done in love is done well- Vincent Van Gogh

There used to be in my garden a bed of Irises

Bluish hues they painted random speckles against the green and brown

They stood firm and royal

And brought spring alive

There wasn’t a garden in town like mine so full of life

I nurtured them everyday and they flourished

And then winter came with her sharp icy touch

A cloud of darkness hovered over them like an epidemic of flu

And they began to wither inside her iron clutch

Vivid purples turning into greyish blues!

I looked up frantically, searching the sun and found nothing but clouds…

I watered my Irises but they were already gone!

I picked up an Iris, it crumbled between my fingers

I stood watching,  the tiny  flakes slip away.

Life was fading in my garden, my haven

Time was ticking by

I scattered more seeds and watered them again

And waited in patience , I waited in silence.

Now in my garden there’s a bed of Irises,

Radiant purples , a colour none would have ever seen

Winter came by and yet my Irises stood tall,

Not once did they shudder at her touch

My garden of Irises are now evergreen

There’s only fragrance blooming

because they’ve been touched  by love so pure

A love that lets spring stay forever

In my garden , my garden of Irises.

Blooming and beaming, my garden of Irises.

A love without condition has the power to change the world.


15 Comments Add yours

  1. Uncanny how similar we think. Check this poem I wrote ages back:

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      Wow That was amazing, I just subscribed to yours.. And thank you for the nomination. It sounds real fun!! Excited to go about it now:)


  2. Samuel says:

    Unconditional love is timeless, steadfast, unfrayed…
    Interesting and uncanny

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you 🙂


  3. Beautiful pic and poem! keep writing.

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  4. Beautifully written, it has come straight from you heart. Nothing can beat the power of love and when we are nurturing nature with such unconditional love, it is only going to give back the same love with compound interest and loads of joy. And top of it when a statement comes from greatest artist like Van Gogh, it gets devoid of any iota of doubt that we lesser mortal may be harboring.

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  5. Varsh says:

    Love is just that, the more we try to hold on the more it slips away. When we’re selfless, it stays by our side.

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    1. Leha says:

      Beautiful, and very much true


  6. This was beautiful. I would have easily thought it to be a modern rendition of Wordsworth or a similar poet. Just beautiful. very evocative.

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    1. Leha says:

      That’s a huge compliment. I am humbled. Thank you so much


  7. This was very enchanting.I love irises.I am also a balcony gardener I know how difficult it is to make things bloom.Beautiful poem We need love for a beautiful garden and life.Just perfect.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much. That’s great, balcony gardens are really a lovely sight


  8. Mayuri6 says:

    This is exquisite writing, Leha. It brought tears to my eyes, it made me smile and it gave me hope, all of it at once. Simply beautiful! I am so happy this is the first thing I read this morning.

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    1. Leha says:

      So glad you picked this poem, Mayuri. I’m happy you saw the hope I tried to portray through it.


  9. This was so beautiful. Loved it.

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