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.

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