Fairy In The Flower

Fairy In The Flower

A Poem by Tai Ryens
"

'Twas your salty tears that made this soiled heart bitter, for I could not bear to admire love, as it did once imprison me . . .

"

Your breath held the caprice of wind,

once fluttering with an abundance

of dandelion seeds guarded by the papillon zephyrs,

awaiting the moment fleshy buds would

bloom and reveal the dark center,

enhanced by the presence of thorns

sprouting as I clutched your stem tighter.


I tended to your every whim,

focusing on you despite a whole aroma

of flowers blossoming,

if only because you needed the most help;

untwisted the vines that so relentlessly

strangled you away from reality,

to the point you sat alone, rotting

away within the confines of a petaled nightmare.


But I did shred away your prison, did I not?


You greeted me with a grimace,

hatred flaring at the fact I was your heroine,

for you had adapted to the nightmare

and grew comfortable, as I kept on,

so desperately trying to be

your salvation.


And eventually you admitted:

`` 'Twas your salty tears that made

this soiled heart bitter, for I

could not bear to admire love,

as it did once imprison me . . . ``


'Twas so that my heart emptied

on the soil, as I watched my sweet fairy

glide away, and our garden

lose its flowers to the aphids.


© 2013 Tai Ryens


Author's Note

Tai Ryens
Photo courtesy of boxx2genetica of Deviant Art.

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I really loved the story you told with this and the flower names you presented. We are all caught in our own prisons in life, waiting for someone to come "untwist the vines" for us. We can't be stuck in darkness forever, someday, we have to come to the sunlight and bloom. Come alive with the flower. Embrace it's beauty.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Tai Ryens

8 Years Ago

Thank you, Svetlana.
This made me think of the song, "Black Rose" by Trapt only this poem was more colorful and a little less bleak (though it was pretty sad).
Then at the end, when the fairy came up, I couldn't help but picture the fairy from "Soul Eater" the one with the sour face that lived with Excalibur.
Emotional, colorful, alot of imagery and a story.
Well penned! ^^

Posted 8 Years Ago


Tai Ryens

8 Years Ago

You sure do know your way around media, aha. It's good you're diverse, thank you for your thoughts!
Bluefire

8 Years Ago

No problem. Happy to read and review! ^^
One is encapsulated by your style of writing, and the sheer intrigue of this heady, hearty consideration, which has been brilliantly drafted, epic work here, Tai.

Posted 8 Years Ago


I love this one Tai, maybe because it resonates in heart, once your heart has been defiled it's hard to trust again, no matter how much care and adulation we're offered.

And eventually you admitted:
`` 'Twas your salty tears that made
this soiled heart bitter, for I
could not bear to admire love,
as it did once imprison me . . . ``

I wish I would have written that...outstanding my friend! Top shelf toot sweet....

Posted 8 Years Ago


The metaphors in this are inspirational, I am taking this that is is about your garden you tended so painstakingly only to be ravaged by pesky bugs? This is what I got from it anyway and as a avid gardener myself, I understand the sadness aphids bring to a once beautiful plant. I like your style of writing, it flows well when read.

Posted 8 Years Ago


The beauty of a rose thorns that bite and loss through disease. Lovely write.

Posted 8 Years Ago


that was amazing ...I loved it

Posted 8 Years Ago


Fantasitc poem, Tai! I think it's my favourite of yours yet. What a sorrowful story of a gardener (this how I shall refer to the narrator) whose love for a specific flower (a rose, I presume, as you mentioned thorns and the Fairy mentioned loving having once imprisoned her), and the fairy it holds, suffocated her into isolation and imprisonment; a prison to which, as you put it, the fairy eventually adapted only to be set free of the rose, of the flower, and met with the love of the gardener. She seems to tell her (the gardener is female, correct?) that there is no way she can stay with her do to her haunting prior experience with love. And so, as you so poetically put it, her fairy flew off and their garden's flowers, their relationship--her capacity to love another, was eaten away. Well done, I really enjoyed reading this!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Tai Ryens

8 Years Ago

Spot on, for the most part. I tend to choose every adjective quite carefully, reflecting the aspect.. read more
Writer #00

8 Years Ago

I knew the aphids were important! : )
Good poem tai. It's full of pain and remorse

Posted 8 Years Ago


Your poem is stunning as always my friend. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago



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Tai Ryens

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