Monday, October 21, 2013

Raindrop Roses


Roses on my table,
floating in a puddle of dew,
petals layered next to savouries,
and a bittersweet, Greek brew.


 Posing on my dresser,
 claiming centre stage,
  they're luscious leading ladies
among gentlemen jars of sage.


They sparkle in the sunlight,
eclipsed only by a gingham shade,
 basking smugly in the fleeting limelight,
until their striking beauty fades.


Too much sun for a starlet,
can the process of aging start,
 wilting her vibrant spirit,
and breaking her tender heart.


Left with traces of her brilliance,
(when youth beamed on her face,
 allowing her to upstage those
 tattered, and time embraced),
 she, now uprooted, muted and diluted,
was replaced by fresh cut hopefuls
in a curvy, half-full vase.


 Sadly, 
when scarlet petals 
snap from brittle stems,
then tumble to the ground
 like drizzling rain,
  tiny, blood red teardrops,
stain their souls 
with endless pain.

 Thanks for visiting!

53 comments:

  1. My word, the roses are just like velvet with a narrative to match.

    xxxooo

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  2. More beautiful words and pictures that paint the story behind them. You've caught it all, Poppy, the lushness that we know will be gone. The sun that is so good for the Rose will someday fade her beauty. Younger buds become all the rage, and they never realize their beauty will someday blur into only remembrances.

    The great secret to be discovered is the Rose who through some miracle of the heart only grows more beautiful in the eye of those who love her and see only the delicate tea rose complexion behind her lines and wrinkles.

    You will be such a Rose some far off day, Poppy, the beauty of your spirit shining through and you'll be one of those women of whom people exclaim, "How does she do it?" And you'll just smile.

    Dewena

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  3. Wonderful.... kind of reminded me of the song Memories from Cats....I was beautiful then.... So sorry about deleting your comment I went to publish from my I pad and hit delete by accident...not sure if you saw my email and my comment afterward.

    Beautiful pictures- lovely words- Thank you!
    Marisa :)

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  4. Poppy, I wish I was enjoying some bittersweet Greek brew with you right now! Your roses look just like velvet! What a lovely setting!

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  5. Lovely pictures and even lovelier words Poppy! I just adore all the red! :)

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  6. The rose is so pretty. We had a frost here and everything is gone, but it is that time of the year. That yellow lamp is darling.

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  7. What beautiful pictures, Poppy. Love the velvety red roses and the fading beauty expressed in your lovely poem!

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  8. I love your poem! It's really well-written and evocative. I love red roses, and yours are beautiful. I'm glad you can enjoy them for a little while longer.

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  9. Good Evening Poppy, Red roses are so very beautiful and I love it when they fade slightly. It is so lovely to see the sunshine streaming through your beautiful gingham curtains, as we have lots of grey cloudy weather at the moment.
    I have one lonely, yellow rose which has flowered on my rambling rose and it is holding on for dear life, even though it has been battered by the rain.
    You always bring a little sunshine into my life when I visit you.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  10. The roses are so pretty and I love the poem. My roses are going crazy, almost like the first bloom in spring. I picked a few for an arrangement and they smell so good. Your post was beautiful, thanks you.
    Mary

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  11. Beautiful roses, photos and poetry! Have a wonderful week Poppy.

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  12. Hi Poppy when ever I stop by your post always puts a smile on my face! I love roses and it is so sad when they at art to fade and die! I love the red lamp shade so pretty. My neighbor is from Crete and she made me once Greek coffee it is good but very strong ! Lol. Have a wonderful week.
    Julie

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  13. Rose are so gorgeous! LOVE the red gingham curtains and lampshade. So darling! I also love the borders you put around your photos - very pretty!

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  14. Lovely roses Poppy... and truly lovely words!

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  15. Hi Poppy, you are very creative.
    My dream is to some day grow really amazing roses!
    and write as wittingly as you....:)

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  16. Poppy, your photos are just so vibrant and pretty. I love your colourful roses. Love the lamp shade and curtains too. So happy to have you join me for tea time. Enjoy your evening.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  17. Thank you, Poppy, for visiting...I am following you on bloglovin...:)
    This is such a beautiful post...the photos are lovely and your poem is just as lovely.
    xo bj

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  18. Your photos are very calming.....christine

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  19. Hello Poppy

    What a delightful poem. Your accompanying images create a beautiful story.

    You are a true artist

    Have a brilliant week from rainy Toronto

    Helen xx

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  20. The roses, the sweet lamp, the gingham curtains...they are all so very lovely Poppy. Your words spoke metaphorically not only of flowers and the seasons, but of life itself. Just beautiful.

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  21. What beautiful words to match the silky droopy roses. The days of gingham have long passed but they hold fast, lovely.

    Such a gracious post, truly uplifting.

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  22. Hello dear friend, your words alone create an amazing picture, but looking at your photos is a bonus.
    I love your lamp with the matching curtains.

    Have a good week

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  23. Beautiful words and pictures, Poppy!! Your house just looks so fresh and inviting, it must be so cheery to wake up to all that!

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  24. That was lovely. I used to write poems and doodle and draw for friends but haven't done it in a while. Thanks for stopping by my corner of the world. best wishes to you, Tammy

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  25. Red is my favorite color of a rose. Nice poem.

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  26. Beautiful photos and such a sweet poem. I especially enjoyed reading your sidebar...my sister's in-laws are Greek and we have such a fantastic time when our two families get together!!! So.much.fun! Nice to meet you!

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  27. Awww...gorgeous. You must write a book! Did you know that I write poetry and stories too?
    xo Kris

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  28. Poppy, You always know exactly what to say.. Love your beautiful roses!!!

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  29. How nice that you still have roses to appreciate. I have a few buds, but with it getting colder at night I don't know if they will open.

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  30. Such a wonderful poem! You are definitely a talented writer.
    The roses are gorgeous.

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  31. Poppy, I always enjoy the little vignettes and poems you put together. The colors on these jump right off my computer screen! It makes me want to reach in, and feel the velvety smooth rose petals. Enjoy your brew and the beauty of your roses!

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  32. Beautiful poetry...love your roses.

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  33. That is one of the prettiest mosaics I've ever seen. I keep going back to look at it to see how you made it! I love the colors you use in your decorating! Sweet hugs!

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  34. Oh Poppy:) you are so poetic and I adore your photography here today! Your roses are exquisite!

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  35. Dear Poppy...
    Beautiful words to go with the beautiful roses...they look like velvet..I can almost smell their fragrance.
    Love, Mona

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  36. Beautiful photography Poppy, The roses and the beautiful poem make makes me reflect upon how the seasons of our lives pass so quickly..... Candy

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  37. Thank you for sharing your pretty post at my HOME. Enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  38. Amazing post, both in pictures and words. Well done!

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  39. Poppy,
    Just beautiful, this was extra special to me this week. My sweet mother-in-law passed away last week and we received several beautiful flower arrangements. When we got home a other night the roses were dried up, but still had their beauty just in a different way.
    Thank you for you words, they always make me smile.
    Hugs,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  40. This was just delightful / such beautiful poetry....

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  41. You always give us a peek of something lovely. Thank you.

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  42. Just beautiful Poppy and you certainly have a way with words!

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  43. Such gorgeous images.

    It's a treat to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  44. What a wonderful post - absolutely gorgeous in photos and words - always a treat! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  45. This is a fun, beautiful post - absolutely love the reds! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  46. I sweet little setting! :)
    Thank you for sharing your post at Fresh-Cut Friday!
    ~Liz

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  47. Hello Poppy, lovely roses vignettes! Your words are perfectly matched to the depth and beauty of the red rose : )
    hugs,
    Terri

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  48. Hi Poppy: Did you know that one of God's names for himself is THE ROSE OF SHARON? Roses are so beautiful, even God had to name himself after one. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  49. I don't know what to like first from all I see: the red roses, their colours, the matching lyrics, charming decorated items... and cozy as well... Lovely!!

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  50. So lovely!! Thanks ever so much for sharing your photos with us at Our Beautiful World!

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  51. And though the petals fall, the scent will still remain...

    :)

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