What is left to be told about flowers that haven’t been said before??
All the famous poets and writers have mentioned flower as something good in occasions that it might spring up the mood.
Here is a verse from the poem ‘IN THE BAZAARS OF HYDERABAD’ written by the great poet Sarojini Naidu.
What do you weave, O ye flower-girls
With tassels of azure and red?
Crowns for the brow of a bridegroom,
Chaplets to garland his bed.
Sheets of white blossoms new-garnered
To perfume the sleep of the dead.
– Sarojini Naidu
Flowers are of different colors, shapes, sizes but all of them signify a flourishing relationship it has with the plant or tree that bears, a relationship that will bloom into a fruit and no matter if the flower has to die for the fruit to develop, it will give its life.
They have beauty that not only mesmerizes the viewer but also says a million things that are usually unsaid.
Flowers are the primary requirement at every occasions from birth to death they are used generously no matter what background they come from.
It is one the most widely used flower in India for it symbolizes love, modesty, sensuality, and attachment. And how can we forget about its fragrance and its beauty.
It is said that the alluring scent of the Jasmine flower reminds people of their loved ones even if the lover is not present in the scene.
It is a flower which has various medicinal benefits and for this reasons the Chinese use it as jasmine tea.
Due to its fragrance it is used in perfumes, essential oils and syrups.
It is used in prayers in Hinduism, Islam.
Anybody who has ever observed a lotus flower emerging from a murky pond cannot fail to see the beauty of this exquisite plant.
Lotus flower has come to be associated with purity and beauty in the religions of Buddhism and Hinduism respectively.
The ancient Egyptians scholars associate it with the flower related to rebirth and the Sun.
It is the national flower of india.
I personally love the lotus as it has a deeper meaning to life that makes to realize a lot of things about life.
1. It emerges from murky waters which means no matter where you come from the beauty lies within.
2. It has roots entangled all below it signifying difficulty times in life.
3. Its leaves float on the surface telling us to do the impossible and to be patient.
4. It still emerges out of all the difficulties into the beautiful looking holy lotus flower.
It is a flower well-known for an ample number of reasons. It is associated with many societies. It symbolizes socialism.
The Romans, Greeks, and the French define rose as pink or red. Of course with the emergence of technology we have been able to get varied colored roses that have their own significance.
In Islam and Christianity it is considered to be the flower of love.
It is the national flower of England and the floral emblem of North America.
And how can we forget its association with ‘Valentines day’, a Valentines day without roses is considered incomplete. And with the number of choices we have today we can choose the color of rose that might signify love, friendship, or respect for that someone who value to you.
Gifting someone a rose doesn’t have need to have a particular reason. The flower can be magical when given to someone. Just give it to someone and see the million watt smile on their face!
I know I mentioned only a few flowers but these are my favourites! 🙂