Flowers Born to Fill the Dessert Air!

California Poppies and Rolling Hills

They thought
The flower was
Born to
Blush unseen.

And waste its
Sweetness
In the
Dessert air.

But the
Destiny of
The flower
Unknown to them.

Was
A different story
To be known
In time.

The rains
Poured down
And the
Dessert bloomed.

Bringing
Travelers from
Far and wide.

To walk through
The dessert now
Full of flowers.

Inhaling
Their sweetness
And,

To see the
Flower blushing
In the sweet dessert air!

-Deepa Nilamani-

Flowers Born to Blush unseen!

Flowers 6

A tribute to a wise old gentleman who gave me this elegy with a very deep meaning, long time ago. I was very young then, he said I will understand what it meant later on, and by the time I understood it’s meaning he is long gone. I remember him with Gratitude ❤

“Full many a gem of
Purest ray serene

The dark unfathom’d caves of
Ocean bear:

Full many a flower is
Born to blush unseen,

And waste its sweetness
On the desert air.”

-Thomas Gray-