Oh, the beauty of a single rose

In crimson gown and fragrant nose

Where sun and rain has given birth

To what lovely rises from the earth


In budded youth, so tightly clasped

Upon yourself your wings collapsed

Until the warmth in days of June

Brings the moment for you to bloom


Every day, you fill my simple world

With your red petals now unfurled

And I look on with great delight

For me, there is no greater sight


Flora in all its given perfection

Love found in the living reflection

In you, where my hope ever grows

Oh, the beauty of a single rose


13 Responses to “Rose”
  1. beth says:

    A lovely ode to growing into oneself

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    You are a true master of the precise word, perfectly placed in a work of art my friend!

  3. Brad, a gorgeous ode to one of the most beautiful flower on earth. A delight. Thank you for sharing 🌹

  4. Jim Borden says:

    beautiful tribute to one of my favorite flowers. Flowers are just another reason why summer is my favorite time of the year…

  5. kristianw84 says:

    Such beautiful words for a beautiful flower. I used to love sitting by dad’s rose bushes!

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