rose quote quadrille


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



(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.


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

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


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

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


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

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


  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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