Flower Language for Valentine’s Day

Flower Language for Valentine’s Day

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Flower Language for Valentine’s Day
Is always a very good thing to know,
A lady who knows a coded way
Can reply in secrecy to her beau.

Victorian art, the secret language
Of flowers, may have faded with the past,
But flowers still speak and have advantage,
Symbolism of flowers will always last.

Forget-me-not, symbol of remembrance,
Speaks of faithfulness and enduring love.
A lady wears forget-me-not as assurance
She will remember her securing love.

If a man wants a return of affection,
He can send her jonquils which is related
To a plea if he does fear rejection.
Ambrosia will say love is reciprocated.

If he receives back a yellow flower
It could mean she rejects him with disdain
Yet, a yellow rose carries love, the power
To show a blossoming friendship will remain.

Amaranth, symbol of immortality.
Represents perfect, pure and lasting love.
A man can express deep love for eternity,
In his eyes she is a goddess from above.

A most powerful language is the rose,
The rose is the Queen of Love it is said.
It can speak of love as friendship grows,
From gentle pink to passionate dark red.

Who can ever forget the passion of Robert Burns
In his great poem ‘A Red, Red Rose’, whereby
He expressed deep love that ever yearns
Till the sun melts rock and the seas are dry.
~~~
© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns

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A Red, Red Rose
by Robert Burns

O my Luve’s like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve’s like the melodie
That’s sweetly play’d in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I:
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry:

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun:
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare thee well, my only Luve
And fare thee well, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ it were ten thousand mile.
~~~

Phyllis Doyle Burns
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Phyllis Doyle Burns

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I have always liked to write.It is important to me that I write with spirit and heart. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. Thank you for visiting.
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Phyllis Doyle Burns

I have always liked to write. It is important to me that I write with spirit and heart. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. Thank you for visiting.

4 thoughts on “Flower Language for Valentine’s Day

  • February 1, 2017 at 5:46 PM
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    A lovely poem and meanings I have not known, Phyllis. Flowers indeed symbolize love in all its intentions. A heart warming work, so fluid and indicative of an era sadly gone. Great work my friend.

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    • February 1, 2017 at 6:00 PM
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      Thank you, Tony. I have fun with flower language. There is so much more on this subject it would take several articles. So glad you enjoyed it. The Victorian era was so romantic and gender roles were so much better defined. Take care dear friend.

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  • February 1, 2017 at 11:14 PM
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    A lovely poem. Valentine’s bring many flowers and this was wonderfully expressed. As much as roses always seem to be the tops on Valentine’s I give my heart to a bouquet of daisies.

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