Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lily of the Valley for Dverse May 28, 2013

pic from Wikipedia

Lily of the Valley

A tear was wept a sign of purity from the start
healing release of a troubled heart
white bell shape so delicate in design
in stillness you can hear the chimes of the divine

Though you lie low in the shadow of the earthly valley
your beauty adds completeness to the gallery
protector against evil spirits in anyone’s garden
your best defense, your sweet alluring scent

Filling our heads with a heavenly aroma
inducing black spirits into a long deep coma
radiating assurance to those whom are sad
that the return of happiness is always at hand

Delicate emotions of the heart can be mended
an overflowing spirit can meet needs
expectations and dreams grow from a seed
in a life of misfortune, you remind us that
Love is the ultimate “Fortune”

author's note: I wrote this in memory of my grandmother and her birthday was this week. I know she is watching from the upper world.


  1. Sounds like a great person she was indeed
    And missed at your feed
    But then memories are always there
    To cherish at your lair
    A little late for dVerse too
    Shame on
    Had to put that
    And once more top cat

    1. Hi Pat,

      Yes, I am late such is my fate
      but, what can I do, I was feeling blue
      you are always top cat at my mat
      and you know that is a fact

      Have a great day!

    2. Whenever you're feeling blue
      You know what to do...
      Top Cat's right: memories are always there
      Now, tomorrow and when none of us have hair
      Life's a bit unfair at our lair
      It's tougher than playing truth or dare
      Sometimes a memory make us stare
      Into the void like someone's there
      Someone for us to care
      Someone for us to admire
      Whose fate was somewhat dire,
      Tough and cruel
      Making us look like a fool
      And drown in a pool
      Or pretend we are cool
      When it's pain that we feel
      Which may never quite heal
      Love is all that beats a stash of cash
      Until we, too, crash.

    3. @Cat Thank for turning me into a rhyming Blue
      Your Rhyme Time virus is worse than cat poo

    4. @Blue thanks for the note
      I agree memories are always there
      to help us get through the blues
      perhaps, love can ease pain
      I am sure it is more comforting
      than a stash of cash..

  2. I love Lily of the valley... Our garden is filled with them... Need to get home and feel the sweet fragrance :-)

    1. Thanks for the read and reply..they are truly a lovely flower.

  3. amen and amen. i am sure she is watching and happy birthday to her....the lily has wonderful symbolism...and a few nice songs written about them as is the ultimate fortune...

    1. Hi Brian,

      Thanks so much for your kind words. It is always a pleasure to read your thoughts.

  4. It has been so long since I've enjoyed the wonderful fragrance that lilies of the valley offer to us. We've not had success with them here, but I wonder if I grow them inside...? Thank you for reminding me of them.

    1. Thank you for the read and reply. My grandmother used to have them on the side of her house. A special flower for me always.

  5. A lovely and lilting write on those pretty flowers, Truedessa.


  6. A tenderly, sincerely felt memorial nicely composed.
    She will be touched by the eloquence of your tribute . . . but she's probably already told you that.


    1. Thank you for your kind words.


  7. My mother's favourite flower. This resurrected so many memories and evoked so many moments precious to me. Thanks for sharing this great write.

    1. Thank you for your kind words and I'm glad I could evoke precious moments.

  8. Awesome, tribute! Beautiful!

  9. A lovely tribute to your grandmother's life and wisdom ~ The flower is full of symbolism ~ Wishing you happy week ~

    1. Grace,

      Thank you..I miss my grandmother and this flower is truly symbolic and holds a special memory for me.

  10. A lovely tribute to your grandmother--flowers, the scent and look, have a way of reminding us of the beauty of those no longer here. Very nice!

    1. Thank you it is appreciated.

  11. Lovely message here. Love is the ultimate 'fortune' indeed.

  12. A lovely tribute to a special person in your life. The lily of the valley is a wonderful symbol to use for her and what you gained in your life through the relationship you had. Nicely writ Truedessa :-)

    1. Thank you so much..this flower will always be held dear in my heart.

  13. Sweet memories from those who've gone before us allow gentle passing of traditions, knowledge, mistakes, solutions, wisdom from one generation to another. So publish them we must.

    Thank you for a quiet celebration of Grandma's life!

    1. Hi Steve,

      Thank you for your kind words, they are felt deeply.