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



through the pollen


red-hued fullness


on the giving


gone caress

breaths chased

into dew

braving the thorns

other showers

left behind

to crave

to drink

to slip


into thoughts


in a blush.

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