An Aster (FPFS : Day 2)


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Image : Aster on roadside in Kodaikanal (By me :))




Far away in a shade brown-green
stands a flower quite pristine
fit for an arbour of a queen
or, to be a part of a garden scene

It stands there pacific and serene 
with just some weeds to share sunsheen
its purple pinks with golden gleam
pose innocent smiles which go unseen


yet its so happy to flourish there
its shrub is laden with its dainty fare 
The star of frost with a deep pink glare
is gently moving in the balmy air

Bucolic in its purple glory,
charming white streaked lavender bloom
apprises us on patience and bliss as
it waits to be crushed and burnt for fumes

Far away from the maddening crowd
from evanescent cheers and accolades
It teaches rapture in solitude and 
how to be humble and stay blessed

I have been tagged by my soul-sis Maniparna (tonnes of thanks ) to take part in Five photos Five stories Challenge (FPFS) which is- Post a picture for 5 consecutive days and attach a post to it , fiction, poem or short write-up.It can be anything to suit your taste.
I am tagging  my bestie sunshine girl  Shweta on my Day Two and as a part of the challenge, I will tag a new person on Day Three.

40 comments:

  1. Superb! I always run short of words to describe how your poem impacts on me... Being a very common reader, I can just say that I love it!
    Tc dear, keep smiling :)

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    1. Aww..Sindhu thank you :)
      You are always gentle and so motivating with your words dear ..A boon to have you here :)

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  2. awesome... such beautiful words... madame, please hop on to my blog to see how I am doing in FPFS as well... :)

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    1. Thanks Archana ...and hopping goes without saying :)

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  3. Very nice. Is Aster the same as Lavender flowers?

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    1. Thanks Sweety :)
      Asters are found in Lavenders but am not sure about that :(

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    1. Thanks Kahkashan :) So nice of you to visit here :)

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  5. So beautiful dear soul-sis <3...your words have truly brought out the tenderness and beauty of the flower. Truly the flower teaches us how to be humble while retaining all the tenderness and charm. Wonderful thoughts.... :-)

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    1. Your words are precious Mani as they always motivate me to do better .. Thanks a lot soul-sis :)

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  6. The word 'purple' kept catching my eyes :P
    On a serious note, the fact that you made a moral out of the image is astounding. And yes, it has been perfectly said. That flower does look humble in spite of its grandeur :)

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    1. Hey Ranjini ... so thankful to this 'PURPLE ' as it fetched you back dear friend :)
      I am glad that you enjoyed the verse .. thanks for your support and patience with me , your irregular friend :)
      <3 Love and Love girl :)

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  7. What a lovely poem! April is poetry month, a beautiful poem to celebrate it.

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    1. Thanks Kiran for the comment -love dear :) So glad you enjoyed it :)

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  8. Your words touch the heart to the core. What a way to look at a small flower on the roadside! Beautiful Kokila.

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    1. Thanka a TON Somali .. you are really kind and sweet with your words and this is so motivating for a learner like me ..
      wishing to write better for you to keep visiting and shower the love :)

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  9. Nice Poetical Expressions with great Meaning conveyed....

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    1. Thank you :) Your presence and kind words are areal boost :)

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  10. Blessed indeed is this humble Aster which has been immortalised by you!

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    1. Its pleasure Amit that you enjoyed the verse.. you are generous with your words :)
      Thanks again for the motivation :)

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  11. Kokila, such beautiful lines. I think you just added so much more beauty to an already pretty flower.
    Gosh! you're so good at this. :)
    <3

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    1. Hey Dee !! Hw are u girl ??
      Glad you enjoyed it ... and thanks for the kind words.
      Friendship indeed make people partial ..eh :) :)
      Loads of love <3

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  12. The rhyme, the words all so so beautiful so Kokila :) happy happy to read this babe!! Thank you for the tag ab yeh bhi bata do ki karna kya hai...like rules, I need to use this picture only or my own? btw loved the concept...

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    1. As always girl I am late in reading this.. glad you opted for other mediums of communication :):)
      Thanks for the morale boost ..much needed ! you know that :(

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    1. Thanks Rajesh .. happy you liked it :)

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  14. Beautifully written, dear Kokila! So many lessons to learn from a flower standing in a quiet corner, who else but poets like you to bring them out for the common souls like me. Bravo!

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    1. Thanks Arti .. and its you travelers who open our eyes to these new things dear.. Thanks for dropping by Arti .. your words really mean so much to me :)

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  15. A beautiful ode to a lonely flower.

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    1. Thanks Indu and welcome to the blog :)

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  16. My favorite combination. Poem about a flower. And a lovely one at that. Beautiful Kokila.

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    1. Ha Ha Meoww .. we are two of a kind I guess .. at least in some aspects as I can not doodle that much beautiful patterns like you :(
      I too love this combo to bits. A poem on a flower and I am already liking it :)
      Glad that your expectations were not utterly thwarted though .. happy that you enjoyed it:)
      Thanks dear :)

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  17. Superb and beautiful Kokila.. Brings in the tenderness and beauty so nicely. Again, the right use of words that bring in the right amount of weight and rhythm. Wonderful! :) Loved it!

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    1. Thanks Shanx .. its a pleasure to hear from you anything .. and then praise is elixir :D :D
      Glad you are finding the meter right-ish :)

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  18. If only more of us could stay humble and stay blessed! :D Such a lovely poem!

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    1. Well said ..If only ... Thanks Mridula , your words never fail to make my day :)

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  19. Glorious lines! If only humans had time to pause. watch and learn. Very well written Kokila.

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    1. Thanks Indrani .. you are right if only we all are as humble and unassuming as the flower :)

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