The sweetest nectar is within


What a loving gift I got that day
it sure does keep sorrows away
a sign of beauty and courage too
and love and joy - to me from you

a sign that the past should stay back there
to dare to love, to live right here
to seek the good in every day
be brave and then some day you may-

- just know that you have landed right
a sense of peace - both day and night
in your soul and heart, its rooted deep
that's all you need, to take the leap

to fly like the hummingbird, to do what you like most
a bit of it backwards, so to view some old ghosts
then just leave it behind, let it go, fly away
find your courage to live and love-
- your way

A large bouquet of roses red, and in the middle, my hummingbird:

So, I had to look up, and read a bit about the hummingbird, as I realised that it meant a great deal to the one who gifted it to me. And I learnt a lot (as this is a bird we do not have in my country). Did you know that:

- The hummingbird is a tiny colourful bird. Its's name comes from the fact that it flaps it's wings so fast (about 80 times per second) that it makes a humming noise. The fluttering wings of the hummingbird move in the pattern of an infinity symbol - making it a symbol of eternity, continuity, and infinity.

- The hummingbird can fly right, left, up, down and even upside down! It is the only bird able to fly backwards. Maybe in that way it can teach us that:yes, we can look back on our past, but at the same time: we must not dwell on it - we still need to move forward.

- The hummingbird is a symbol of love, joy, and beauty. Just think of the hummingbird when it hovers over flowers, never stopping, always searching for that sweetest nectar. Yes, we can also savour each moment, follow our dreams, our own nectar and appreciate the things we love. We can enjoy flowers, aromas and tastes. We can smile and enjoy creation, we can appreciate the good in life, the beauty of the present moment, and the magic of being alive.

- The hummingbird is a creature that opens the heart. When the hurt that caused us to close our hearts gets a chance to heal, our hearts are free to open again.

Symbolic of the hummingbird:
- Lightness of being, enjoyment of life
- Being more present
- Independence
- Bringing playfulness and joy in your life
- Lifting up negativity
- Swiftness, ability to respond quickly
- Expose yourself to joy and love 
- Enjoy life’s simple pleasures and take time to enjoy yourself. 

The prime message of the hummingbird symbol is: "The sweetest nectar is within!"


  1. A beautiful post in honor of a beautiful bird. Perhaps one day you will finally get to see one. In the United States, we treasure them, and put out special bird feeders so they can feed. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

  2. It's a gem of reflection, the hummingbird, power words that gently touches the soul. Written with so much passion and ignited the deep feeling within.

    1. Thanks alot Vishal, my always so supportive friend:-)

  3. Wow! That is awesome and such interesting information about the bird. Never knew these details.

  4. Loved your poem - it is so full of hope and optimism and new beginnings. I didn't know that the hummingbird's wings move in the infinity pattern. How interesting is that!

  5. That's such a lovely poem on positivity and looking ahead. The info about hummingbirds is pretty amazing, especially the infinity symbol. Thanks for sharing, Eli.

    1. Wow, thank you so much dear Shilpa, very kind words:-)

  6. loved the poem .. "just know that you have landed right" - right things happen at the right time... and you are always where you are meant to be... :)

  7. Dearest Eli,
    Lovely poem and about the hummingbird, that is such a fascinating tiny bird.
    But mind you, they can be oh so fierce as they fight about the nectar in the feeders.
    We always are amazed at the strength they muster up for flying south to the Caribbean to spend the winter. Unreal for such tiny bodies...
    Sending you hugs,

    1. Thank you so much Mariette, my dear friend across the ocean:-) Always so happy to see your kind support and comments of insights here. Sending biiig hugs:-)

  8. I saw a few hummingbirds on my trip to Butterfly world in Florida...so cute they are.

    Beautiful poem!


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