Charles Tomlinson


A Rose For Janet - Poem by Charles Tomlinson

I know
this rose is only
an ink-and-paper rose
but see how it grows and goes
on growing
beneath your eyes:
a rose in flower
has had (almost) its vegetable hour
whilst my
rose of spaces and typography
can reappear at will
(you will)
whenever you repeat
this ceremony of the eye
from the beginning
and thus
learn how

Topic(s) of this poem: irony


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 24, 2015



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