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This Rose
by Ed J.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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It's common for a man to give a woman roses and most times without thought of the meaming of it. When a woman gives a man roses, it's not just giving a traditional gift. It carries a deeper meaning, I think that anyway.



 From your garden taken
You know not what you hold
Silk's touch my senses waken
Sweet scent as it unfolds

Protected by a stem of thorn,
Cupped in green leaves’ walls
Soft petals in a teardrop's form
Show tears shall always fall

With warmth it opens slowly
Its tenderness disclosed
Its purity felt wholly
Its frailty exposed

Its scent so aromatic
The air to breathe it stole
As whispered words romantic
It fills the very soul

Known to us this rose shall fade
With care, another blooms
Replenishing each day
From love that it consumes

Not just a rose you gave me
But the love within your heart
Symbolic woman’s beauty
Of you, this rose, a part


 Copyright © 2008 Ed J



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Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 1/30/2009
I think you are right about flowers having meanings which are different for a woman than for a man. For one thing, there is a "language of flowers," and most men do not speak nor understand that tongue, while many women do. Leads to a lot of misunderstanding of intent. Never give a woman a dozen red roses unless you really mean what they are saying. Very risky.

On your bio, you mentioned having one of your poems copied by someone and placed on some Website, marked "author unknown." Me too. This has happened to most of us from time to time. A couple of my friends have even had their work stolen and published under someone else's byline (that is far worse). Copyright law has loopholes. One of the loopholes is the required for-profit motive of the thief. Then there is the "education or research" loophole, where your works can be pilferred to be used in a book which is educational or for research (your permission is not necessary in this case). In either case, about the only thing you can do is complain to the Website/Publisher and demand that your poem either be removed or your byline placed on it. In most cases, your poem will be snagged and used with your byline intact, and that gives you one more publication credit.

Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 7/8/2008
WOW! This is absolutely stunning!
A rose written with such beauty and meaning! and felt deeply in the heart! What more can you say...
This was written so softly, like the first dew each morning touching all around...
Warmest Blessings and Inner Peace, Warrior Purple Passion Lady Sheexooo

STay Positive! Your ending blew me awayyyyy....
Reviewed by Linda Law 6/30/2008
Quite romantic as well as soft in the way it should be felt. Lovely.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 6/28/2008
Dear Edward,

You've written This Rose with such care in the romantic softness of a Hallmark greeting. Water it always and carry on the tradition of the meaning...I know it comes from your heart to the one you hold well always...Blessed Be.

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/26/2008
Ed, this is lovely, and that last verse...exquisite!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/25/2008
So very endearing and well described, that flower of forever....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 6/25/2008
True to form and better. Your heart is in love and it gushed out in a poem that is so beautiful it leaves me breathless.

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 6/25/2008
Beautiful rose! Well done!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/25/2008
Such a perfect portrait of a feminine rose. Lovely work.
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