A Flower Has Opened In My Heart

This is a poem by Siegfried Sassoon, one of the leading poets during World War I:

RoseA Flower Has Opened In My Heart

A flower has opened in my heart…
What flower is this, what flower of spring,
What simple, secret thing?
It is the peace that shines apart,
The peace of daybreak skies that bring
Clear song and wild swift wing.
Heart’s miracle of inward light,
What powers unknown have sown your seed
And your perfection freed?…
O flower within me wondrous white,
I know you only as my need
And my unsealed sight.

I think this poem can be interpreted in a variety of ways; discovering religion, having a child, finding love. For me, it is definitely a poem about finding solace in something.

What is that something, however?

I think the answer to this question is dependent on the life experiences of each individual person who reads it. What, in your life, has incited the feeling described in the poem?

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