A Poem of a Rose in a Sestina style with my watercolor
I came upon a rose
So bright, brilliant, with fragrance
Color red, deep, deep red
Dripping with scent, intoxicating
Oh how stunning, how gorgeous
Its name, none other than Beauty.
A creation of loveliness, such beauty.
Could it be anything other than a rose?
Oh how elegant, how gorgeous
Such color with penetrating fragrance
At a distance it is invigorating, intoxicating
Color of brilliance, deep cherry red.
Kissed by many creatures who love her red
Oh how wonderful this rose of beauty
How long can it continue to be intoxicating?
Nothing can compare to the rose.
Tossing in the breeze throwing off its fragrance
Long stems, shiny green leaves – gorgeous.
Radiant in the sun, dazzling – so gorgeous
Matched with the Queen of Hearts – vibrant red
To the bee, to the butterfly a stimulating fragrance
Who can deny its beauty?
So popular, the Rose Parade was honored to include in its name, rose
Through its presence, the rose continues to be intoxicating.
Come all, smell its loveliness – intoxicating
Truly a remarkable flower, blossoms so gorgeous
A song writer dedicated a song – The Rose.
Nature adorns her with hues of red
Who can claim such splendor, such beauty
That God has mysteriously blessed with its fragrance.
Stop to smell the rose, perfume of fragrance
Let yourself fall to its bouquet, intoxicating
Where will you find such magnificence, such beauty?
Will nature ever again produce such elegant flower, so gorgeous
Deliciousness, sweetness, flowers of countless colors of red
That man has come to known as the rose.
Intoxicating fragrance so gorgeous
Birthed with so many hues of red
Royal beauty simply called the rose.
8/19/2016 Rev 3/9/19 By Seabreeze – Sestina poem