Gardenia on Her Pillow


A night full of bliss
Gardenia and tears mix
Her love walks away



© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011

 “This Post is submitted for THE POETRY CONTEST
at as a part of WOMEN & BLOGGING month.”



About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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27 Responses to Gardenia on Her Pillow

  1. I loved how you captured so much with so little words. Funny I equate Gardenias
    with first love. I keep a perfume collection I call my box of smells and gardenia always reminds me of first love. Here are mine:


  2. fiveloaf says:

    writing simple is something only very disciplined people could do- when a vivd picture lends wholesomeness to its meaning and i think you did it right becca.. encore! here’s my potluck..


  3. Ugh. Did he give her flowers as a parting gift? Poor girl. Lovely words!

    My potluck poem: Letter to Saint Valentine


  4. seabell says:

    Aha, the temporality of love! Beautifully said…


  5. Scent of my heart says:

    Glad to see that you made it to Potluck, sad haiku on the day of love, but yes, sometimes love walks away …to make room for a new one to come! Happy Potluck!


  6. Nanka says:

    You have captured the sad and sensitive moments very well!!


  7. Someone is Special says:

    sad Haiku.. Thanks becca for writing a wonderful Haiku..

    Someone is Special


  8. Sharmishtha says:

    this was extremely sad. i love gardenias- these flowers are one my favourites- pure and fragrant.


  9. Well done, beautifully written.


  10. sarah says:

    sad! but a perfect haiku..has all the elements a haiku shud have…good work!


  11. I got the same feeling but really like how you used the gardenia image.


  12. Pat Cegan says:

    This takes my breath away! hugs, pat


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