Louie Levy

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A Black Rose Poem by Louie Levy


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 8, 2008
Edited: Thursday, January 1, 2009

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  • Rookie Denise Bekker ~* The Sound *~ (5/25/2010 10:03:00 AM)

    Very different, but I enjoyed it! Skillful write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 15 Points Eyan Desir (10/8/2009 12:58:00 PM)

    Wow beautiful poem
    good write (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 72 Points 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

  • Rookie - 77 Points Surya . (9/5/2009 9:58:00 PM)

    beautiful and interesting. nice thoughts and well composed poem.
    voted10
    surya (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,970 Points Hebert Logerie Sr. (7/31/2009 5:01:00 PM)

    See, I read your poems too. Excellent thoughts! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Kafil Uddin Raihan (7/30/2009 4:50:00 PM)

    Excellent poem......cheers with 10++++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie - 40 Points Ashraful Musaddeq (9/20/2008 4:02:00 AM)

    A nice samall verse with depth, like it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 69 Points 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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