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My Heart Shall Bleed

"The most romantic story of the bleeding heart involves using the various pieces of the flower to highlight the tale:


It is said that a prince loved a princess who took no notice of him. To try to get the princess's attention and prove his love, he brought her exquisite and amazing gifts from far and wide. One day he came across two magical pink bunnies and offered them both to the princess.


(At this point, the story teller pulls off the two outer pink petals and sets each on it sides to show the animals.)


The princess was unmoved by the rabbits so, he tried again and presented her with beautiful dangly earrings.


(The next two inner white petals are separated and held up next to the narrator's ears for display.)


Still, the princess paid him no attention. The prince was so distraught over being spurned that he took a dagger and stabbed himself.


(The remaining centre of the flower is shaped like an outline of a heart with a line down the centre. The heart is held up, the dagger-like line is removed, and the story teller plunges the 'knife' through the heart's centre.)


The princess, realizing too late that she did love the prince, cried out, 'My heart shall bleed for my prince forever more!' and her heart bleeds to this day."


- Barbara Kam




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  • Fodd 10y

    Wonderful story - not heard that one before.
  • Iseult 10y

    Really nice capture. I have been taking many pics lately of my Bleeding Hearts. They cheer up my day every time I walk past them. I liked so much hearing this very romantic story about them. So, you see Duane you are not the only one who gets an education when visiting someone else's site :) I really like all the history you have been including lately with many of your photos.
  • tinhart 10y

    i like the slight blur... motion blur perhaps, or just limited depth of field. either way, gives the sense of a heart still beating...
  • Fleur 10y

    I'm a sucker for droplets on flowers... the ones in this pic are so subtle, yet draw the eye instantly. Wonderful. Tears on a bleeding heart.
  • Hilary Hitchcock 10y


    great bedtime story, thanks ;)

    and one hell of a shot. as always.
  • Just Peter 10y

    this is beautiful!!
  • pt's pics 10y

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  • Shazeen Samad 10y

    great shot man.!!! love the colors
  • knuddelbacke 10y

    What a story!
  • lil miss priss 10y

    i have always loved bleeding hearts, but never knew there was a story associated with them. thanks for sharing it DRP! :o}
  • Searocket 10y

    very nice!

    Bleeding Heart

  • belliebottom 10y

  • L. Brand 10y

    You capture it perfectly and your romantic story’s text is underlining strongly the composition. Thank you for posting this picture for all to enjoy Heartbeat!!!
  • Kristy 10y

    i had been dimly remembering that story (or one like it) for the last week or so ... thanks for sharing it. it was one of my favourites, when i was a little kid. i have never seen these flowers before, though ...
  • michelle 10y

    thanks for always writing such great stories with your photos. you should definately do a book!
  • Ðanitello ~ Soon To Be Deleted 9y

    That is a gorgeous pic... and moving story to go with it. :)
    The bleeding heart is one of my favorite plants...

    Bleeding Heart
  • tapperboy 9y

    Please consider adding this to Hearts OF Nature
  • Hotash 9y

    Great story and idea for expanding the *community*
    You should post your shot in this discussion too.
    Thanks for adding to Hearts OF Nature
  • Erin? 8y

    Beautiful shot and i like the story that you posted along with it.

    If you're interested, please join my Bleeding Hearts Group.
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