Alison Cassidy

Rookie (6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

Blue Roses - Poem by Alison Cassidy

I weep for you little Laura
Fragile and flat-chested
Clumping awkwardly
Through life shyly
Averting your eyes from
The incessant ramblings of
Your one upon a time mother
And her once upon a time jonquils

In your menagerie world
Of fragile glass, you had
Something to take care of
The unicorn your favourite
Because he was different
As you were different
And your gentleman caller
Called you Blue Roses

Comments about Blue Roses by Alison Cassidy

  • (2/23/2008 1:49:00 PM)

    pretty f..king poignant. tugs at the heart-strings, billowing over with empathy. ~~sjg (Report) Reply

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  • Tailor Bell (10/22/2006 11:03:00 AM)

    though I had commented on this sometime back...nevertheless, I enjoyed this very much...the shyness. memorable work. -Tailor (Report) Reply

  • (10/22/2006 4:40:00 AM)

    A perfect beautiful sad poem speaks of the fragility of decaying life?
    Alison you see the transparency at all!
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  • (10/14/2006 7:43:00 PM)

    ...and yet, there's something beautiful about fragility (Report) Reply

  • (10/9/2006 2:07:00 PM)

    A rose, the sign for perfection, those that seem the most fragile may indeed share a closer veiw of perfection then we may ever come to know, so inspirational
    Love duncan x
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  • (9/2/2006 6:35:00 AM)

    A wonderful response to one of the theatre's great masterpieces. I have sat in the audience for Glass Managerie and grieved for Laura's breaking heart. You poem is a beautifully written synthesis of those emotions.

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  • (8/11/2006 11:23:00 PM)

    I love when I see a person who is not what you'd typically think of as ''attractive'' being loved and adored by somebody. (as this poem makes me see Laura as) So inspiring! Great work Alison! Sincerely, mary (Report) Reply

  • (7/31/2006 6:34:00 PM)

    Quite lovely, every soul that isn't a monster is fragile. (Report) Reply

  • (7/28/2006 10:31:00 AM)

    A glimpse into a sorrowful world but one in which there is a little light (her glass collection) , perhaps. Blue roses, rare - or do they actually exist? So, she is rare and fragile in his sight (much like her glass pieces) . Tell me more, Allie, when you can. This is a lovely poem, very atmospheric... Esther : ] (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (7/22/2006 3:57:00 AM)

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  • (7/20/2006 11:21:00 PM)

    A beautifully composed tragedy indeed. t x (Report) Reply

  • (7/20/2006 9:42:00 PM)

    from what i understand you talk about a physically challanged girl...she finds hope in a gentleman for who she is a blue rose...i like the unicorn bit...went well with the hope in her heart...and did you make me think? ...loved it...nalini (Report) Reply

  • (7/20/2006 9:29:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful poem. It reminds me of a book I read a very long time ago. Is your poem based off a book? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 20, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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