NaPoWriMo 2023- Day 25 – Your presence makes me bloom

Last but not least, here’s our (optional) prompt for the day. Begin by reading e e cummings’ poem [somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond]. This is a pretty classic love poem, so well-known that it has spawned at least one silly meme. Today’s prompt challenges you to also write a love poem, one that names at least one flower, contains one parenthetical statement, and in which at least some lines break in unusual places.

I have never quite understood how
but your being makes me bloom
Like mint flowers- a soft 
tender purple, looking up boldly at the sky.
There is little that I need. 

Your smile nourishes me
like rays of warm spring sunshine.
And your touch soothes
me like cool water 
in a mountain stream.

I carry 
your quiet essence with me.
whereever I go. Some say 
I'm like a breath of fresh air, 
refreshing, others find me stimulating.

Some say I liven things up
with my mere presence
Others say, I add a touch of exotic
to the ordinary. They say 
it's me but, I know, it's really you.

It may seem hard to believe
but I wilt when you're not around
like mint in winter
I don't need you to be 
beside me or close even. 

As long as 
we're in the same realm,
it feels enough.

3 responses to “NaPoWriMo 2023- Day 25 – Your presence makes me bloom”

  1. Charlene Delfin Avatar

    Oooh, I love it! It is so complete, like a love poem should be. And there is this logic to it that is so wonderful: how loving someone makes us more wonderful to everyone. This is so true.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, Charlene, for your lovely comment on the poem. It made my day. I’m very glad you loved the poem and you agree with the sentiments expressed. Wishing you a lovely rest of the week.


  2. rajkkhoja Avatar

    Lovely love flower poem written. Beautiful words written in.


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