From the Pocket of a Dream


In the depth of my heart there is a secret land. There, beneath the lonesome shadows of lavenders purple buds, in the very core of my imaginary garden, a never withered flower rests on one soft pillow of lace.

A remembrance.

It breathes quietly, along with my sorrowful roses of black, side by side with the tiny chamomile petals of patience. It sleeps next to my friendless orange lillies of hatred, yes, on the shoulder of my precious white chrisanthemum of candor. It shares life with a dussin of my respectful daffodils, protective begonias, it bathes in the sweetness of magnolia blooms.

It spreads tenderness to my wicked selfish narcissus, it gives away love to my  cautious and shy oleanders. It whispers calmly to the dandelions at nights, when the clouds obscure the moon and when the faith runs short. All against the despair. All about the wishes come true. It watches over my faithful irises and protects my treasured white jasmine.

Gently, like a lightly touch of the paintbrush upon my ivory canvas, it weaves the threads of warmth, drawing an unforgetable picture by its invisible pencil.
An image caught within the nearly frozen mirror of life, my faraway memory from one strange, prodigious dream.

The remembrance. A splendor sparkling in the dark. The unfading flower of love glowing forever by an amaranthine glance.


© Eclipse 2011

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34 comments on “*Garden*

  1. The Orange Tree
    October 26, 2011

    love the animation on flowers.

    well done.

  2. ms pie
    October 25, 2011

    i never knew flowers could speak so….

  3. Seabell
    October 25, 2011

    Wonderful words… 🙂

  4. Anna's Adornments, Sweden
    October 25, 2011

    Dear Eclipse,
    Lovely imagery! Flowers and romantic writing belong together. You have carefully rendered the look,feel and smell of a romantic garden using flowers as different metaphors!
    Lovely. Well done.
    Best wishes,
    Anna’s RFWers’ Challenge No. 24 – ‘Whispers’

    • Eclipse
      October 26, 2011

      Thank you Anna.
      Unfortunately I am having difficulties to access your site, my computer just shuts down the whole Internet connection….

  5. Morning
    October 24, 2011

    smart thinking, the imagery of flower mixed with human emotions is stunning.

    Happy Poetry Picnic.


  6. halfwaybetweenthegutter
    October 24, 2011

    Such a beautiful way of using words and images, I really like this.

  7. charlesmashburn
    October 24, 2011

    Wonderful! I love the way you used the flowers as emotions. Nicely done!

  8. Broken Sparkles
    October 24, 2011

    Using all these flowers to create an emotional garden, how clever is that!!!

  9. Kiru Taye
    October 23, 2011

    What a colourful garden. This is a very creative piece. Well written.

  10. Donna Hole
    October 23, 2011

    That was beautiful Eclipse. Vivid imagery. The symbolism was delightful. I don’t know why, but this line stuck with me the most: “It sleeps next to my friendless orange lillies of hatred, yes, on the shoulder of my precious white chrisanthemum of candor.”

    A richly colorful and imaginative poem.


  11. Adura Ojo
    October 22, 2011

    Hi Eclipse,
    Vivid imagery behind your exquisite words.
    Nice to see another poet with Andy and myself in RFW.

  12. Andy
    October 22, 2011

    Hello Eclipse.
    Happy Saturday!

    The whispers of love are all around.
    This is simply exquisite.
    Excellent imagery & very apt for the RFW theme.

    I like your new background too.

    The Sweet Voice Of Love

    • Andy
      October 26, 2011

      Hello again Eclipse.
      Just stopping by to congratulate you on winning the Featured Writer for this week over at RFW!

      Well done!

      • Eclipse
        October 26, 2011

        Thank you very much Andy. That was a really lovely surprise today…. 🙂

  13. abichica
    October 22, 2011

    wooowww!! this poem is so deep, you a maze me, 😀

  14. L'Aussie
    October 22, 2011

    Hi Eclipse. So lovely to read another of your wistful, wonderful poems. How beautifully you blend words, forming images in our minds. The whole experience of visiting you is enhanced by the drama of your blog presentation, how gorgeous, and the well-chosen picture that enhances your words. A fabulous use of the Whispers theme. I wonder if you have something for Haunting? I hope so. I’d love to read about a Haunting over the eclipseofthemoon backdrop.

    Thank you for sharing.


    • Eclipse
      October 26, 2011

      Many thanks Denise for your kind comment. Haunting…. yes, one of my favorite words. I’ll be there……. 🙂

  15. Androgoth
    October 22, 2011

    Like a scented embrace, deliciously
    sweet in the enchantment of the dark…
    The trueness of love is a delightful
    caress of the heart and mind, it is a
    kiss and a touch that lasts forever…

    Androgoth XXx

  16. Martin
    October 21, 2011

    What a wonderful bouquet of fragrant word flowers …

    “The remembrance. A splendor sparkling in the dark. The unfading flower of love glowing forever by an amaranthine glance.”
    This rings so true to me and makes me sigh deeply.

  17. N. R. Williams
    October 21, 2011

    An amazing piece. You combine so many textured words with the flowers that a true picture is formed in the readers mind. Nicely done.

    I love the picture of the lady and parrot. Cool!
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

    • Eclipse
      October 21, 2011

      Thank you very much Nancy 🙂

  18. Daydreamertoo
    October 21, 2011

    Sounds like a beautiful garden. As all gardens should be, some good, some bad (weeds) some timeless.
    What a lovely amble around it with you. Hope all is well with you in your garden. Hugs.

    • Eclipse
      October 21, 2011

      All those good and bad “plants” are the part of us….the characteristics that make us just – us 🙂
      Me and my garden are well… 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Daydreamer

  19. Dave
    October 21, 2011


  20. Rosemary Monteith
    October 21, 2011

    lovely Eclipse, the imagery and the idea

  21. Rosemary Monteith
    October 21, 2011

    Love it Eclipse, the imagery and the idea

    • Eclipse
      October 21, 2011

      Thank you dear Rosemary 🙂

  22. Sam373
    October 21, 2011

    WOW! Your imagery is awesome and heart felt.
    PS: I’ve been to that garden, I didn’t know who planted it nor how I got there but I’ve heard the conversations in the moon light and shadow then watered those very plants with my tears. WOW, indeed!

    • Eclipse
      October 21, 2011

      ….oh that’s why my plants grow so strong… 🙂
      Thank you for reading and your always kind comments Sam

  23. Sue Dreamwalker
    October 21, 2011

    Arrh to walk amid the fragrance of that garden to wipe away the hatred, the selfish the Sorrow and Despair … It takes just One Dream Flower of Love upon that Soft Pillow of rememberance .. Just One Flower of Love.. And its fragrance and beauty wipes away all the dark nights.. To replace them with everlasting Softness that fills one’s heart with Joy and Happiness…

    Long may you walk in your Garden and listen to its whispers of love.

    • Eclipse
      October 21, 2011

      You said it so beautifully Sue, as always…Dark nights are indeed wiped away…. 🙂

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