An ode to Plants..

An ode to Plants..

A Poem by Saumya
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A piece showing the significance of plants in our lives...

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Sweeter than a friend,
Better than a foe,
Enriched with goodness,
We hardly know.

They grow taller,
They grow wider,
seeds turn into plant,
And plant forms seeds,
A miraculous phenomenon,
We hardly see.

They give us fruits,
Some sour, some sweet.
They give us veggies,
We so much need!
They give us medicines,
We often need.
And what about Oxygen,
Which is our basic need.?

They give, and give
With all courtesy,
Without being selfish,
Devoid of greed

A real friend,
We always need .
The one who gives
and Expects the least!
The one without which,
Life might cease.

Shrub or herb,
Plant or tree
adorn our environment,
Like birds and beasts.

Hues of Cherry,
Grape, Rosemary,
Lavender or Lemongrass widespread,
Rue, cinquefoil, or even sassafras
cures all maladies,
A doctor said.

Inhaling the essence
Of an aromatic plant,
Makes one feel fresh,
The way they dint prior witnessed!

Yet we move away,
Not feeling the sway,
They've so much in them,
So much to be explained and said.


Like, love , and nurture trees,
Plant them more,
Devoid of greed.
Flowering, fruiting,
Or only with leaves,
Fill our earth,
With greenery & Peace
And if we live in
our worlds carefree,
they're the reason,
Who forever fulfill
our needs and greeds.

© 2016 Saumya



Author's Note

Saumya
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-Saumya

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a few days ago i realized that our guava tree already had fruit and ready to eat. i was surprised i had been just s busy with work and life hardly even noticed the flowering stage. i actually asked my mom if they were not too early this year hahah. i must say the fruit was really great too, we overlook plants so often and take them for granted but they really are a friend. well written. good read.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Wow... An amazing read! I loved it so much, you truly used your words as medicine or like a spell, which will totally encourage the people to respect our true friends. Just beautiful!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Saumya

1 Year Ago

Thankyou so much Anjali :) Im glad you liked this poem 😊
Anjali

1 Year Ago

You are welcome!
This is a heart touching poem. I love plants and greenary and this poem is just so amazing. Truly a very good write. Keep it up.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Saumya

1 Year Ago

Thankyou Najam :) I'm glad you liked the piece!
Najam Us Saher

1 Year Ago

You're most welcome. :)
Very sweet, peaceful...very thoughtful.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Saumya

1 Year Ago

Thankyou! :)
girlontop

1 Year Ago

I agree with katseye ;)
Saumya

1 Year Ago

Thankyou😊
Aw I love this poem!! It's really honest and very cute. I love plants a lot (I even name all of mine and talk to them haha). Plants are definitely my friends and it's nice to read a poem all about the nice stuff about plants :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Saumya

1 Year Ago

Wow! I'm glad to know that you love plants too :)
Thankyou for your lovely words :)
This has a nice feel to it Saumya.
It lacks balance in that some plants are not good - Japanese knotweed for example could be referred to for a little balance.

This made me think of a short story (TV programme) about a man who could hear flowers communicating.
It's scary - Be warned !!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkVndGwNs6o

Posted 1 Year Ago


Saumya

1 Year Ago

Oh :(
May your uncle's soul rest in peace!
Amen.
Tony Jordan

1 Year Ago

He bequeathed a fine (large) family to the world.
I'm sure he's looking down smiling upon th.. read more
Saumya

1 Year Ago

:) you're welcome
This made me miss all of the flower gardens I had planted around my house in Arkansas. When I lost my husband I moved to the ice cold north. Valentine

Posted 1 Year Ago


Love this poem! Plants are truly great and special.

Posted 1 Year Ago


What a true voice you have my frnd. I have seen people writing for plants and they were all very good but what your poem has in special is the down to earth thoughts, the basic things and the most important things about plants that we often ignore. It is not only a tribute to plants but a tribute to the natural world... I know Margie would love this poem...

Great job! I'm glad to be back here and read your work...

Sincerely
Dhiman

Posted 1 Year Ago


Saumya

1 Year Ago

Thank-you so much for such a lovely review, Dhiman :) I'm glad you liked the simplicity and humblene.. read more
Like this ; noble and true thoughts..well done, my congratulations !

Posted 1 Year Ago


Saumya

1 Year Ago

Thank you! :)

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