rose quote quadrille

 

Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.      ~Gertrude Stein

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(photo by lynn)

 

 

love is a rose is a
rose is a tightly rolled
tender bud is a sweetly
opening blossom is a slow
unfurl of soft petaled glory is an
irresistible, heady fragrance
is a wilting passion ravishly
spent is a sharp thorn
prick to the heart

 

We’re smelling the roses at dVerse poetics and writing 44-word quadrilles!

30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. daa1915
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 13:20:01

    I really like the way you crafted this poem. That repetition really builds well to the final line.

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  2. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 23:49:48

    Oh, delectable! What a lovely expansion of the famous line.

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  3. Bodhirose
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 22:06:35

    Much like life and love…the rose follows her course. Loved this, Lynn.

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  4. Mish
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 19:39:46

    A poem growing in front of my eyes….wow.

    Reply

  5. Victoria C. Slotto
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 17:02:06

    The repetition of “is a” just made this a delightful unfurling of that rose. in spite of those nasty thorns.

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