Bill Cantrell


Tomb Of The Rose - Poem by Bill Cantrell

Touch my lips with hollow kiss,
Hang me out to dry
Fold my face with tender care
Before you bid me bye
A rose by any other name
Deserves a second look
Memories vanish in times stream
While resting in a book

Topic(s) of this poem: death


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Flowers in a book from funeral of a friend

Comments about Tomb Of The Rose by Bill Cantrell

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (5/25/2016 3:21:00 PM)

    By the way, this is a 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (5/25/2016 3:04:00 PM)

    This is an exquisite demonstration of the strength of vision in simplicity and brevity.. A thousand more words would have smothered the tender message - - a thousand elaborate words would have weighed down the wings of this beauty. It is that rare poem- - perfect just the way it is. The title is a masterpiece to match the masterpiece of a poem. I love this piece... truly love it.. I (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (5/9/2016 2:54:00 AM)

    Simple, brilliant and quietly emotional, portraying death's silence, deserving of a second look before disappearing in a memory that's now resting in a book of poetry. What your imagery brought to my mind when reading it. Poignant and tenderly gentle, a poem of love in death. Thank you for sharing, Bill. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Moira Cameron Moira Cameron (5/6/2016 2:56:00 PM)

    This is beautifully written, Bill. Simple poignancy. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 6, 2016



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