William Messent


ChrysantheMum


She always loved chrysanthemums,
my mum.
Those long-lived strong proud stems,
topped with blooms of vibrant colour,
survive all other flowers
until December frost.

She lived through four and ninety autumns,
my mum,
and now her time is come.
In peace she lies in willow casket
adorned with bright chrysanthemums,
her mortal journey done.

They bring such joy, chrysanthemums;
my mum, too,
brought happiness to all she met,
strength to family and friends.
In spirit she still brings us joy
just like chrysanthemums.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Whilst in some European countries chrysanthemums are associated with funerals, in many parts of the world they symbolise cheerfulness, friendship, optimism, truth and long life. In Japan the flower has been adopted as the emperor's royal seal.

Comments about this poem (ChrysantheMum by William Messent )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Awake, Michael McParland
  2. Rescue the Poor Eves!, Dr John Celes
  3. Extend hand at once, hasmukh amathalal
  4. Memory, Benhardi Dicka
  5. Canoeing, Doyen Lingua
  6. Like child, hasmukh amathalal
  7. Her Saturday Ritual, Arno Le Roux
  8. Loving Across Seasons, Arno Le Roux
  9. I wish to be earthen lamp, Aftab Alam
  10. The Business Of Life, Arno Le Roux

Poem of the Day

poet Edgar Allan Poe

"Seldom we find," says Solomon Don Dunce,
"Half an idea in the profoundest sonnet.
Through all the flimsy things we see at once
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

poet Carey York

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Bluebird, Charles Bukowski
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Bright Star, John Keats
  9. Being With You, Heather Burns
  10. And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]