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A thorn is as beautiful as the rose
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"I find
nothing toxic
in the thorn
except the
occasional prickle
of the rose."

-Bhuwan Thapaliya


A thorn can be more beautiful
than a rose, if we understand,
“What it actually is”, and
perceive its inherent objective,
that very objective of shielding
a rose from the sinner’s grip.
Thus I feel a thorn is as
beautiful as the rose, for it is
the thorn that defends the rose
and allows us to view the rose
from an intuitive perspective.

Copyright 2004 Bhuwan Thapaliya

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Reviewed by Robert Cosmar 5/31/2011
An interesting perspective, Bhuwan. One can even get a splinter from sliding down a rainbow ... we must take the good with the bad. All are lessons on this human journey to awareness.
Reviewed by Rebecca Brae 7/1/2010
The thorn is very underappreciated. What a spectacular subject. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your poem defending the merits of thorns.
Reviewed by Julianza (Julie) Shavin 11/16/2009
I like this very much. Is this your artwork? It's gorgeous -- like a thorn, one might say.
Reviewed by Fletcher Bailey (Reader) 5/24/2004
Bhuwan...this is just beautiful...this had to have been the sole reason why thorns were created...great write...Fletcher B
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/23/2004
eyes on, hands of the beauty. nice perspective my friend. Life has many thorns, this can be applied to it. G
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 5/23/2004
Oh!! Oh, Oh,Oh........I LOVE this......and the picture is divine........ty, Dani
Reviewed by jude forese 5/23/2004
there is beauty in everthing natural ... powerful philosphical poetic
treatise ...
Reviewed by Henry Lefevre 5/23/2004
A thorn protects
But has no scent.
A fregrant rose
Does not protect
But gives us joy instead of pain.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 5/22/2004

Reviewed by Katryn Dougherty 5/22/2004
reminds me of le petit prince
good job :)
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 5/22/2004
Hi Bhuwan:

This is insightful. I guess the thorns have always been there for a reason. Wonderful write indeed.

~ Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu ~
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/22/2004
Some wise philosophical thinking here, Bhuwan. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace to you from your friend in British Columbia, Canada. Regis
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 5/21/2004
I've never thought of it this way, your way. Very intuitive. Good poem, Bhuwan. I loved the first stanza. Actually, I think it stands on its own.

Carmen :-)
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 5/21/2004
outstanding, this is one sweet poem

peace and sunshine
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 5/21/2004
Never thought of it this way..
Well expressed Bhuwan......
Reviewed by Marie Wadsworth 5/21/2004
the beauty and pain of a rose go hand in hand and you express that well here. well done.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 5/21/2004
This is a true beauty. I agree with the philosophy behind the write. Wonderful job.
Reviewed by Sheila Jones (Reader) 5/21/2004
Your words are powerfully brilliant, Bhuwan!
This is such a beautiful piece...
Your pen is burnished and gifted!

Love, Sheila
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 5/21/2004
Bravo, Bhuwan!! :) Your title is captivating, your piece, sublime, your perspective, as beautiful as the thorn.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/21/2004
Double minded thoughts entered my head reading this poem

Bhuwan...even a little naughty!!

Yes a thorn and a rose goes hand in hand... < <Wink>>

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Ann Piatt 5/21/2004
I never really thought of it that way...but you know, now that i have, you have completely changed my perspective on thorns! Very good writing. :)
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 5/21/2004
Iíll never look at another rose quite the same way Poet. Thank you for shedding new light and meaning.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 5/21/2004
Concur with Kate, spec if I aint had my tet' jab.

Grea write, and a gift to see beauty in everything...
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 5/21/2004
fabulous insight, wonderful verse. Dawn
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 5/21/2004
Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. Thanks for opening my eyes to another view :)!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/21/2004
Bhuwan, your wonderful intuitive perspective
brings us much wisdom through your outstanding
poetry! You are a joy to read!
Reviewed by Rose L 5/21/2004
Well Bhuwan, this "Rose" most assuredly possesses some thorns both as measure of protection and strength - for not only does the thorn protect the delicate flower - it also affords the stem the strength it needs to hold the flower up. One last thought, the thorns are SO necessary because in point of fact, they draw one's attention to the flower.

Also, were a "sinner" to grip the rose, is it not possible that despite the prick, they might be transformed by the beauty of the flower? Perhaps then, the thorn then protects the "sinner" from the sin? Just a few thoughts.

Reviewed by Alexander Shaumyan (Reader) 5/21/2004
I see your poem in a wider sense. Thorns are like lessons learned in life. As Socrates taught: "Life unexamined is not worth living." Loved your perspective.
Reviewed by Veronica Hosking 5/21/2004
Cute, reminds me of the episode of "Sawga the Chinese Cat" I watched yesterday with the girls. Sawga got a rose thorn stuck in her paw, after running around and not watching where she was going. And it took a wise old turtle to show her how beautiful the roses were as long as you slowed down and took the time to smell the flowers. Your poem fits well with that theme.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 5/21/2004
I love the concept and the profound truth of reality in this one Bhuwan..........

Love N Luck lady peg!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/21/2004
That thorn can be called "Love" which jealously guards the object of it's desire and seeks to protect her from all harm, thus allowing her beauty and radiance to shine out for all to see and enjoy with him! He is a mighty Defender and Protector indeed... A true Knight to His Lady! LOVE the beautiful Rose in the visual - stunning! Thank you, Bhuwan. Kate xx
Reviewed by E. Richardson 5/21/2004
this is well done...a thought provoker for sure...splendid job, Bhuwan
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/21/2004
Well done - again, my friend!
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa 5/21/2004
Great wisdom here, my friend. Great piece.
Reviewed by Dale Clark 5/21/2004
Yes it symbolizes life. Great write!
Reviewed by A PAX 5/21/2004
I am saving this!
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 5/21/2004
Only if beauty becomes the gateway for truth and righteousness!!!

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