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Poetry related to the site 's theme :
Be Like A Flower
Be like a flower. One must try to become like a flower:
open, frank, equal, generous and kind. Do you know what it
A flower is open to all that surrounds it: Nature, light, the
rays of the sun, the wind, etc. It exerts a spontaneous
influence on all that is around it. It radiates a joy and a
It is frank: it hides nothing of its beauty, and lets it flow
frankly out of itself. What is within , what is in its depths, it
lets it come out so that everyone can see it.
Then generous: without reserve or restriction, how it gives
the mysterious beauty and the very own perfume of Nature
It sacrifices itself entirely for our pleasure, even its life it
sacrifices to express this beauty and the secret of things
gathered within itself.
And then, kind: it has such a tenderness, it is so sweet, so
close to us, so loving. Its presence fills us with joy. It is
always cheerful and happy.
Happy is he who can exchange his qualities with the real
qualities of the flowers. Try to cultivate in yourself their
refined qualities .
Spirit Of a Bamboo
I wish you, Friend,
That finest thing
That I can wish for you -
Not health, nor wealth,
Not luck, but just
A spirit of Bamboo.
Bend with the wind
And thus survive
Though storms may flatten you.
Weep not at fate,
But spring erect
As Bamboo thickets do.
Wealth may be lost,
And health may fade,
Yet you'll be wise and true
If you can bend
And you can grow
With a spirit of bamboo!
Helene B. Grouse
Poems on other topics :
My Mystic Companion/ Solitude
I shelter my heart in (her) your bosom
I travel the world with your (her) strength
Of all my dreams you are the most beautiful
Of all my hopes you are the most cherished
Of all my treasures you are the most precious
On my treks to mountains high,
On my swims to oceans vast,
On my flights to summits afar
Who has led my hand ?
Who has carried my burden ?
Who has healed my wound ?
Always it has been you
My lover and my companion
My Mystic Solitude .