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Red Rose
by Joyce P. Hale

Monday, October 02, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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All the lovely poems about the rose inspired my thoughts.....

It may be a painful prick to fingers,
or a silky smooth touch to the lips;
a beauteous tribute to romantic love,
or a yearning sadness to loss that rips
your heart from its mooring secure.

'Tis the color of blood, the river of life,
on a jewel-green stem as its lofty throne;
it rules the ocean of love's domain
as lustful thoughts do its rapiers hone,
and its softest petals do kind hearts lure.

It seems to succor the faithful heart,
fulfill the fantasies of the mind;
but just as its beauty exalts the soul
and spirit to pleasure of senses sublime -
it starts to wither and lose its allure.

But oh, lost love will never forget
the brilliant color and heavenly scent,
the blush of blooming promise true
and silkeny petals opulent
that will other loves forever obscure.
     ©  Joyce P. Hale  10/2006


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/3/2007
The rose is powerfully symbolic indeed, Joyce. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 10/15/2006
There is something about a rose that stirs the emotions of love! "It seems to succor the faithful heart,fulfill the fantasies of the mind..." Indeed it does, Joyce!

God Bless...
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 10/3/2006
A beautiful tribute to a beautiful flower. A rose my wither and die, but the memory of it remains......M
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 10/2/2006

Poemization of sublimity in the "Red Rose" poemized the imagery of the colors of wisdom of the romantic vision.

I salute You, Poet.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/2/2006
A truly splendid ode to the rose Joyce! This is special and one to keep! Thank you!

Reviewed by F William Broome 10/2/2006
One of the best ever in a tribute to the gratest of flowers. And, your photo is extremely elegant. This is lovely compositon... flowing right into our hearts and out and around the reddest of roses. Warm and wonderful. - Bill
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/2/2006
It is true that the rose is the symbol of love to all, from it's beauty and scent to the sharp prick of it's thorns it even mimics loves reality.

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 10/2/2006
This is indeed a wonderful tribute to the Rose!!! A well-written piece!!!!!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by E. Richardson 10/2/2006
oh my...great imagery...lovely use of language...great composition and flow...this is an exceptional piece of work.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 10/2/2006

I have to agree with Victor below

This has to be the finest depiction of the rose and entwined love, that I have ever had the pleasure to read..

Your word usage is sublime, and your aliteration is beautiful


Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 10/2/2006
The beauty of this poem is surpassed only by the beauty of the rose...or maybe vice versa! A wonderful tribute...

Reviewed by J M 10/2/2006
"But oh, lost love will never forget
the brilliant color and heavenly scent,
the blush of blooming promise true
and silkeny petals opulent
that will other loves forever obscure."
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 10/2/2006
That's the finest ode I have ever read about a rose. Very well written. Victor
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