Saturday, 23 February 2008

rose in winter (55)

You appear
a lonely point
in a bleak scene
a focus for our vulnerability
and our hope.
The pale beauty of your frail flower
shines bravely in the darkness
dispelling winter's gloom.
Your scent brings peace
and if we nurture you
give you warmth,
nourish you
you will offer a gentle promise
of brighter days


Toadee said...

I wanted to write something in support of
The Winter Rose Trust but As I sat down to write I felt totally inadequate when faced with doing justice to such an important issue. I had to remind myself that it really is ok to only do your best so i will publish and be damned........

Akelamalu said...

Such a beautiful Ode to a Rose! :)

Mona said...

what a wonderful ode to a rose!

Such a tribute! I love it! :)

Great 55 Toadee