What Are Some Famous Short Poems About Flowers?


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Examples of short and famous poems about flowers include "Ah! Sunflower" and "The Wild Flower's Song" by William Blake. Another example is "Flower" by Rabindranath Tagore.

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"Ah! Sunflower" is a short and sweet poem about the life and aspirations of a sunflower. "The Wild Flower's Song" is a poem that depicts a person walking in a forest who hears the song of a flower. Part of "The Wild Flower's Song" is "'I slept in the earth / In the silent night, / I murmured my fears / And I felt delight."

William Blake was an English poet and painter who was not widely recognized during his lifetime. However, he is now considered a prominent figure in the history of poetry. His work has rich philosophical and mystical underlying themes, but contemporaries thought of him as mad. Yet, later critics praised his expression and creativity.

"Flower," by Rabindranath Tagore, is a poem about plucking a flower to enjoy before it wilts. The first two lines of the poem are "Pluck this little flower and take it, delay not! I fear lest it / droop and drop into the dust." Tagore was a Bengali polymath in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was the first person not of European descent to win a Nobel Prize for Literature.

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