Treasure Island

Sarah Jay

(1994 / Germany)

Rose’s rose rose


Rose’s rose rose
In the light of the day
While the wind blows
Round its flowers of the lightest rosé.
Rose’s rose rose
In a way Rose may
When she grows
As her rose
Shows
How it grows
And by the end of the day
When her rose’s flowers’d close
And its head would sway
In the wind, Rose would say:
“My rose, as you rose
In the light of the day
Did you notice those,
The sounds of your stay?
Not only those of the day,
But, too, the ones of the dark, rose,
The ones of the dark and the moon in its pose.
Did you notice those, rose?
Did you notice those? ”
And the rose would know
What Rose would want to say
And it would sleep
With its flowers of the lightest rosé.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Edited: Friday, May 01, 2009

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  • Mary Angela Douglas (2/16/2010 10:52:00 AM)

    I think this poem is itself a rose which is what every poet writing about roses would like to convey, but you really have. A lovely fragrance, blooming and blooming. God Bless You and your poetic sensibility.

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