Treasure Island

Louie Levy

(1926 / N.Y.C; NY USA)

A Black Rose

One Black Rose -

among roses, colorfully void of black,
liken any other yet immortally fragrant
Significantly mutant in empathy,
brings with its presence, sincerity,
consolation for lives lost to the
darkened shadows of human ill tiding

Judges Comment;
The presence of BLACK is revealed by its absence,
appealing to the reader, who sees black roses in all roses.
Cleverly done.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Edited: Thursday, January 01, 2009

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  • Kesav Easwaran (9/28/2009 12:39:00 AM)

    every rose has its own occasion...or every occasion would need a rose- black or red...pale or pink...the judges prove their ignorance because of their presence (Report) Reply

  • surya . (9/5/2009 9:58:00 PM)

    beautiful and interesting. nice thoughts and well composed poem.
    surya (Report) Reply

  • Emily Core (5/2/2009 11:42:00 PM)

    black rose what a beautiful thing but yet it is know to symbol death but death is not a sad thing but a happy time to rememeber there life (Report) Reply

  • Sathyanarayana M V S (9/16/2008 12:09:00 PM)

    The word-lacing is very intricate...may be the old style....I have to read a couple of times to understand. The poem has great depths...almost unfathomable. But I doubt! Is n't lucid expression better that can make more common people understand and spread the message? Sorry Sir! If my words are not palatable (Report) Reply

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