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Yellow Petal
by Gene Williamson

Thursday, May 15, 2008
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On the black
marble table top

at the base
of the tall translucent vase

decorated in subtle
swirls of purple,

lies the petal
of a long stemmed

yellow rose,

reminder that beauty,
wrote Keats,

is truth,
and truth, I discern,

as fragile as a yellow
rose petal.



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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/19/2008
Beautiful yellow rose, peace to come, favorite color of mine, yellow, just enduring you to me and finding out I have to read more of your writes, but now dinnertime and hungry too. Wish I had a yellow rose in vase on the table. My hubby Tom who died Aug 17 07 always gave me a yellow rose on occasions such as anniv and birthday knowing I liked yellow so mucy. Summertime is hear and the roses are blooming of all colors. Nice write and fascinating too.
Reviewed by Cryssa C 6/13/2008
So so true...
I love the softness that surrounds your poetry. Some might think it would make it weak, but rather its softness makes it all the stronger and carries it easily to the heart.

Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 5/27/2008
The imagery, the scent and got this mind ticking. This is soft and very beautiful...
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/17/2008
Great expressive verse Gene, you always put in enough mystery to make your verse shine, then you keep it understandable, I gave my wife a yellow rose, thought it was different. Reminds me of your verse, different and very poetic
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 5/16/2008
Beautifully verse and imagery.
Reviewed by Debra Kraft 5/16/2008
Fragile truth yields a very fine poem. Nicely done.
Reviewed by Rene Reyes 5/16/2008
I absolutely love this!
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 5/16/2008
Gene, reading this is like allowing a butter mint to slowly melt in your mouth as you take in the greatness of the taste. This is what I call beautiful!
Reviewed by Lavendar Jazz 5/16/2008
A beautiful poem full of imagery and truths... well done.
Reviewed by blue soplain 5/16/2008
...this has such a beautifully rendered delicacy to it; as if we are waiting for those petals [of truth] to fall from grace. .. truth...such a easily breakable bendable thing and so hard ot find these days; caught myself holding my breath....reminds me of "Into the WIld" as well.
again, beautifully rendered and such classical tone and aesthetics [the imagery and the stylings]
Reviewed by Gerard Gauthier 5/15/2008
And truth is easily cast a the colors in this poem, you almost build an alter/pedestal for the yellow petal(truth) to lie at the foot of...Great read aways

Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 5/15/2008
Flowering poetry like this that is well-watered and nurtured with care is as precious as truth. Yellow Petal is so much more friendly than a forbidding barrier of deceitful thorns. Very visual in your descriptions, I see the yellow rose in its vase, as soft and beautiful like all of Beethoven's nine symphonies in stone and magic light. Be well always Gene.

Reviewed by Bonnie May 5/15/2008
This is very beautiful and so true. love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/15/2008
Beauty & truth, one in the same...e

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