A Flower in My Hair

Anita Bacha

Today I wear a fresh flower in my hair,

My sweet sweetheart is here,

For the city, he left me asunder,

How I lived without him, I wonder;

Red florets I wore on our wedding night,

The gems he put in my hair under the moonlight,

Are the pressed blooms under my pillow,

How I slept without him, do you know?

Anita Bacha

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Author: Anita Bacha

Creative and inspirational writer and poet, I love to write. I am also an addictive reader of novels, poetry and children story books. I am the author of Soul Poetry a book of inspirational poems, verses and quotes (2015) The Maker of Miracles (2006) and My Journey with God (2008) are narrations about my journey with my spiritual guru. Nowadays I am trying my hand at love poems and stories for children. Hope my followers will love them.

8 thoughts on “A Flower in My Hair”

  1. There really is something very special and romantic about flowers in the hair. It would have been very popular in the English countryside years ago and almost died out. Then we had the benefit of different cultures to help us reconnect with the beauty and now the flowers and garlands are reappearing. So glad you triggered that memory for me πŸ™‚ I love that last line of your poem. I suspect your poetry is as popular as your other writing πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for the kind words David.
      I was inspired to write this poem after I attended the wedding of a friend ( a poet I met in India at the Zee Jaipur Literary Festival 2018).
      He contracted an arranged marriage with a village girl who lived quite far from his own village.
      But sadly soon after their wedding,
      he had to return to his job in the city.
      I don’t recall the bride wearing flowers in her hair; she was heavily bedecked with jewelry.
      Still I imagine that making love to a man for the first time is like being adorned with flowers from top to toe.
      Here β€˜a flower 🌸 in my hair β€˜ means that I am a married woman. Once a woman discovers the bliss of marital life, she always pins for it when the husband is away or far from her.
      The physical even outside marriage creates attachment .
      There is definitely something very special about flowers πŸ’ 🌸🌹🌺πŸ₯€

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