The Nature of a Rose

Renoir's painting of cabbage roses, Roses in a...

Renoir’s painting of cabbage roses, Roses in a vase (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Rose is

made of blooming

petals

sublimated

through the pollen

enticement

red-hued fullness

heaves

on the giving

getting

gone caress

breaths chased

into dew

braving the thorns

other showers

left behind

to crave

to drink

to slip

away

into thoughts

rooted

in a blush.

(Friends! Countryfolk! Hear my plea–if you enjoy what you read on this blog, I implore you to help me cast off some of my poetry into the great starry beyond. While that may sound strange, I’m a participant in the “Going to Mars with Maven” contest, in which winning haikus may get the honor of spaceward journey headed for Mars…care to help a dream come true? Than vote here: http://lasp.colorado.edu/maven/goingtomars/entry/?22335)

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10 thoughts on “The Nature of a Rose

  1. nice…best wishes on the contest for you chris…
    hows it going?

    i like how you deconstruct the flower up front and interesting progression outward from there…coming down to the blush…

    good to see you man.

    • Missed you, too, Gay. And everyone at dVerse. Life is a crazy thing…it just so often gets away from you. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your words again; glad you enjoyed the piece. You always had a way of seeing to the heart of what I was going for!

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