Jonathan ROBIN

Rookie - 60 Points (22 September / London)

Orange Rose - Parody John Boyle O’REILLY – A White Rose


White rose peeps, weeps too purely,
while red shows scarlet sins,
subjectivism’s surely
a set of moral gins.

Yet an orange rose shows gaily,
a ball of fire and flame,
but when it blows away we
may ask - “what’s in a name? ”

Both white and red demurely
like angels sit on pins
and needles - immaturely
lapelled ere bloom begins; -

But an orange! rows of trees we
plant carefully and claim
the orange rose to tease, - see
love came to play the game.

Though passion in a fashion
attracts at Valentine's
true love one should not ration
to sprightly Columbines.

Some send bud blood, cream, peachy,
flush plush on petal tips,
with a dress from Nina Ricci
and a wallet full of tips,

I, eyeing orange grandeur,
from red, white, thorny, change, -
chromatic spectrum's splendour
finds preconceptions strange

as love to true beholder
no colours sees but stream
whose energies true hold a
soul's music, tender dreams.

Poor falcon wings so lonely,
no rhyme therewith we find,
and as for love there's only
above glove, dove, - shove signed!

That red rose wings like falcon,
that white dove rhymes with love,
may colour poets' balcon
-y pruned by critic's glove,

yet an Orange rose flamboyant
leaves red, white, in the shade,
its petals bright flame, buoyant
of such are poems made...

Submitted: Monday, October 23, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Orange Rose - Parody John Boyle O’REILLY – A White Rose by Jonathan ROBIN )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Haiku-2 (TREES), Saheb Mohapatra
  2. LIMERICK-4 (Cost Problem), Saheb Mohapatra
  3. लिमारिक #16, Ronjoy Brahma
  4. लिमारिक #15, Ronjoy Brahma
  5. 3 WORDS..., DRASHI SHAH
  6. Hmm, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  7. Following Jane, David Lewis Paget
  8. Asleep Under Stars, Phil Soar
  9. Epidemic, Aftab Alam
  10. The Desire, Aftab Alam

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

Compleyne ne koude, ne might myn herte never,
My peynes halve, ne what torment I have,
Though that I sholde in your presence ben ever,
Myn hertes lady, as wisly he me save
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Unity is Strength, S.D. TIWARI
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. After Making Love We Hear Footsteps, Galway Kinnell
  10. Blackberry Eating, Galway Kinnell

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]