Treasure Island

Rose Lu ( Bing hua )


Flourish and Fade


Every floral flourishing
Is a hope of dream
Every brilliant blow
Is a risk of life

When a flower blooms,
I don’t know if it will bear fruit
But when it flourishes
I know it’ll inevitably fade

They say women are like flowers
And maidens the freshest
There isn’t a single flower that never fades
Nor a maiden who can stay forever in her prime

Both natural flourishing and unhurried fading
Are romances

A frosty-headed fair lady
gazes at the withering petals in the tree
As a gust of wind blows
They fly away with the breeze

The lady
Smiles in the wind
so brightly
As brightly as a flourishing daisy


By Rose Lu (Bing hua) Tr. East Sea Fairy

Submitted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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  • Suman Kumar Das (2/21/2014 11:02:00 AM)

    Nothing is immortal in this material world.

    But a bud flourishes to flower.
    Perhaps, to fill a little joy
    Momentary yet pure peace
    In tiny heart of human.
    .........................................loved your write.

    A nice thought with beautiful presentation, my Dear Rose! (Report) Reply

  • Ed Nigma (2/19/2014 1:04:00 AM)

    The entire poem is filled with gems throughout but my favorite lines which one could say hold the whole premise of the poem are...

    Every floral flourishing
    Is a hope of dream
    Every brilliant blow
    Is a risk of life

    Very nicely done. Allan Gerard~ (Report) Reply

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