Tian Shan beauty

For Kavita

“Tulips are often associated with the Netherlands, but commercial cultivation of the flower began in the Ottoman Empire, comprise many species that together are indigenous to a vast area encompassing parts of Asia, Europe and north Africa. The tulip’s centre of diversity is in the Pamir, Hindu Kush, and Tian Shan mountains. The word tulip is ultimately derived from Persian and it means ‘Beloved’. In Persia, to give a red tulip was to declare your love. The black center of the red tulip was said to represent the lover’s heart, burned to a coal by love’s passion. To give a yellow tulip was to declare your love hopelessly and utterly.” /References- Wikipedia-to read more, press Tulip/

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Scattered under the whirls of Tian Shan’s snowflakes,
Enthroned with the empyrean peace of the mountains,
Drifting into tints and dreams,  they stand,
Picturesque, as the glow in lovers eyes.
And smile at ghosts and mistrals, and lens-shaped clouds,
They channel the lives of rivers and rowans,
Myriad psychedelic blossoms glance at the non-existing sun
With the hope, one day to be found.

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Tian Shan’s beauty

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© 2013  Broken Sparkles

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10 Responses to “Tian Shan beauty”

  1. Philippa Drake Says:

    A splendid poem. I hadn’t realised tulips were connected with love. There must be a kind of writer telepathy at work as my last poem as you saw was called ‘Tulips in the Sky’.

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      I was just reading your previous comments and thinking of stopping by your place :)
      I took that picture last week and friend of mine told me she loves tulips so I decided to read a bit more about them and the poem came this morning out of nowhere! Thank you Phillipa!

  2. Kavita Says:

    Humbled by your thought and dedication, my ever so sweet Bee… Love you!!! Somehow, tulips suit the likes of you and me… Hopelessly romantic! :) What say?!

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      The world needs romance! And we are just the messengers of beauty :) Looking forward to your return to the city and maybe a poem or two from you about the land of dreams you visit now? Love xxx

  3. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Absolutely beautiful …Sigh! Well done …

  4. David Eric Cummins Says:

    Beautiful poem! And I never knew that about tulips. Very interesting.

  5. Bluejellybeans Says:

    Beautiful poem, Blaga! :)


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