As we are soon about to end our Girl Power and Women’s Wiles theme, I thought that it would be best to feature the beautiful and controversial Anaïs Nin for Poetry Friday (hosted this week by the lovely Elaine Magliaro of Wild Rose Reader).
Anaïs Nin is a French-Cuban author who was born in 1903 and died in 1977 (source here). She is best known for her erotic literature as well as her published journals which cover over 60 years (recall that there were no blogs during that time). While I have a few of Anaïs Nin’s diaries and her writing can be described as lyrical, I only know of one poem written by Anaïs, entitled Risk.
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
Very few words, but oh so powerful. In celebration of flowers who dared to blossom and who took pains to show to the world their transient beauty, here are a few photos taken by my husband (and post-processed by me) from the Singapore Botanical Gardens. Hope you enjoy them.