Warm Wednesday Words: The Repose of a Rose

11400995_10205619300614671_8431724544511363409_nThere’s lettuce in the garden rows
and herbs in tubs galore.
The raised bed has varied tomatoes
and peppers to chop, freeze and store.

IMG_9816Spikes, celosia, silver dust, and lobelia crowd in planters.
A kaleidoscope of perennials vies for the flower bed.
Pots of dichondra, australis, zinnias, and dragons head
tangle with caladiums, elephant ear and other enchanters.

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IMG_9809But none of those garden wonders
nourish the soul quite like the rose.
When darkness depresses and plunders
the rose gives the spirit repose.

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Like a scented lady dressed in draping folds
the rose wafts her fragrance over the end of the day.
To weariness and discouragement she scolds
and sweetly kisses the stresses away.

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11425131_10205612778571624_4036724106705985532_nHer essence is felt in the garden.
Her briers remind us of strength.
Her petals carpet and pardon
and tranquility seeps in at length.

IMG_9810Some favorite rose quotes

“The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.” (Unknown)

“Won’t you come into my garden?  I would like my roses to see you.”  Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.”  George William Curtis

“I’d rather have roses on my table then diamonds on my neck.”  Emma Goldman

“God gave us memories so that we might have roses in December.”  J. M. Barrie

Take time to smell the roses.  (Proverb)

“I come to the garden alone while the dew is still on the roses; and the voice I hear, falling on my ear, the Son of God discloses.”  (Hymn)

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