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Thelonelaterose

SusanMarie
SusanMarie Broadcast Journalist, Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Poet, Author
3y Buffalo, NY, United States Story
The lone late rose



The lone late rose cut -

from thorns and bramble,

uprooted from limbs as legs,

and burnt sienna skied roots.


The lone late rose,

a most holy November

one of Indian summers,

of love lost,

re-birthed

and blessed.


The lone late rose

upon Italian marble,

stoic and bold,

beauteous and courageous,

sits. 


The lone late rose cut

as cheeks blushed,

as sweet cherry bitters,

slender and heavenly,

like Madonna and child,

like daVinci sketching

a divine revelation

on canvas.


The lone late rose was cut,

and the wind howled,

and the heavens cried,

and the lone late rose

not once complained,

yet wept, in silence.



The lone late rose

sent supplications

to the dirt and silt,

eve after eve,

grateful to be alive,

yet oh, ever so lonely.

And the lone late rose woke

to a most Vesuviant dawn,

one of mythology and magic,

one of precious hands

as angels wings,

embracing her existence,

pure.


And the late rose

was no longer lone,

and blooming beside her

was another lone late rose.


And together

they adorn one another,

on Italian marble,

with cheeks blushed,

as sweet cherry bitters,

slender and elegant,

like Madonna and child,

like daVinci sketching,

a divine revelation.




Phrase "The lone late rose cut" and photo © Edmund Cardoni

*This poem was inspired by photos posted by Mr. Cardoni when a single rose was cut in November during winter and after it was brought into the house, a pure white rose bloomed beside it. 




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  • Jade Luong
    3y ago

    Awesome poem!

    Awesome poem!

    • SusanMarie
      SusanMarie Broadcast Journalist, Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Poet, Author
      3y ago Buffalo, NY, United States

      Thank you!

      Thank you!

  • Nsikan Akpan
    3y ago

    Reading this poem was a lovely way for me to end the night. It is sensuous and has put me at ease.

    Reading this poem was a lovely way for me to end the night. It is sensuous and has put me at ease.

    • SusanMarie
      SusanMarie Broadcast Journalist, Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Poet, Author
      3y ago Buffalo, NY, United States

      awww that made me smile, thank you so much!

      awww that made me smile, thank you so much!


SusanMarie
Broadcast Journalist, Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Poet, Author

Broadcast Journalist, Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Poet, Author

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