Tonight I thought I’d bring you a simple image, a single rose in peach hues, plus a short poem I wrote on roses.
I also found a few quotes related to the rose. You’ll find those below the image.
Life is like a rose with delicate parts,
With time it unfolds allowing growth to our hearts.
A rose is gentle, so fragile at times,
Like loving and life, so many rhymes.
Behold this rose, quite tender yet strong.
So we must be through all our days long.
“They are not long, the days of wine and roses. Out of a misty dream, our path emerges for a while, then closes, within a dream” ~Ernest Dowson~
“But he who dares not grasp the thorn, should never crave the rose” ~Ann Bronte~
“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round” ~Ben Hogan~
A lovely poem about trees by Joyce Kilmer. The poem is titled:
“I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.”
— Joyce Kilmer,
To me this is said so beautifully by Joyce Kilmer, and what better to show the beauty of a tree, than a wonderful old Oak tree. One that has lived and seen so many years. Felt the wonder of all four the seasons, the dread of drought, the warmth of the spring sun, the beauty of her fall foliage, and the loss of most of her leaves in winter.
Yet, in the twinkling of an eye. Winter soon starts to fade, the image you see here, beautiful in it’s own right. Will soon be replaced by the tender growth of a new spring season. A season that gives hope and rebirth to all living things!
This tree of many years, lives yet to see another, and hopefully decades, and maybe even hundreds of years more!!