David Taylor

Rookie (3rd January 1956 / LONDON, UK)

Valentines Gift


I bought you just one white rose
with velvet petals and such sweet scent
as flowers may in full blooming hold,
with a blush of pink, not shy or bashful
but proclaiming bold, such beauty to behold,
imbued with such freshness that delights the sight
and a tenderness to touch, that touch delights.

What more could be said by words
or bouquets of thoughts diverse
resplendent with poetic verse
that might a myriad of qualities
seek to evoke, from I that spoke;
to you.

No just a single rose, a single beauty's eye,
for what is love if it cannot be expressed
by just one perfect rose,
the one that's best,
and has no comparison
with any less.

Submitted: Wednesday, February 13, 2008

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  • Rookie - 200 Points Ernestine Northover (2/14/2008 7:16:00 AM)

    Scatter ye petals while ye may, for love can be afleeting. Lovely write David, and yes, a rose does mean so much more, especially on Valentine's Day, and white is lovely and means purity.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mary Gordley (2/13/2008 11:02:00 PM)

    One perfect poem to place along side that one perfect rose. Thanks David. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Lynda Robson (2/13/2008 5:21:00 PM)

    I agree with Duncan, a lovely write David,
    Best wishes Lynda xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (2/13/2008 4:07:00 PM)

    This is very much worth the read, what a brilliantly structured and detailed poem of excellence, , ,

    thankyou for sharing your art

    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

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