Monday, November 19, 2012


                                                                      Attribution to Fir0002/Flagstaffotos
Image: A Wild Rose
Sourced through Wikimedia Commons (here)

Regal dominance
Rose,by any other name
Gracious in beauty

Thorny but perfumed
Nature's benevolence, a
protective stance

Myriads of colors
Radiant, undeterred by
vagaries of weather

Written for Chev's CARPE DIEM #49, with prompt, Rose


  1. "Thorny but perfumed" Roses are beautiful :-)

  2. A lovesong for the roses ... very well crafted Hank.Thank you for participating in Carpe Diem.

  3. ah what can compare to the beauty of a rose...and demands to be handled delicately or else the thorn...smiles.

  4. Have to watch those thorns, get to close and a prick you will get, but watching from nearby, some beauty you will spy.

  5. very pretty words....I think the wild rose has a better fragrance than cultivated roses, don't you?

  6. Wild roses are wonderful, but the bloom is so short and intense. ;-)

  7. Wild rose thorny but perfumed.... perfect tribute to the queen of flowers!

  8. Nice on the wild rose, Hank. I tried to make a Nebraska wild rose cutting grow here in the Gulf Coast Texas area but it wouldn't take hold. It died.

    I like the wild roses because their blooms are pretty but small, pale pink, and really don't put off an odor. They grow all along the fences and in the ditches and everyplace not under cultivation.

  9. simple and sweet ..
    nature sure been hell lot nice to Rose :)