Diane Hine

Silver Star - 4,143 Points (25 July 1956)

Roses Are... - Poem by Diane Hine

The sun looks over my shoulder
and shines on distant rain.
Every drop reflects
a rainbow stain.

Red hangs lowest.
Red as a rose may be.
Red's warmer waves relax
too long to see.

Highest flung is violet.
Indigo floats on blue,
but Violets may choose
to blend these hues.

As each raindrop falls,
red through violet flashes by
and so the inverted spectrum
tints grey sky.

Violets, red roses,
a rainbow's fresh debut,
have undeniable charm
and so do you.

Comments about Roses Are... by Diane Hine

  • Captain Cur (4/27/2013 6:20:00 AM)

    ....as does the melodic rainbow heart that is undeniably you.
    Roses, violets, rainbow, spectrum, shoulder sun and rain
    complete this snazzy gentle piece with its low hung high refrain.
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  • Unwritten Soul (3/26/2013 6:53:00 AM)

    Wonderful write, Roses are.....my favorite and either the flowers or this write hahahaah...nice nice....achoo...sorry i smell roses too much these days_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Colin Bradley (3/21/2013 5:33:00 AM)

    Simply beautifully written with imagery (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (3/20/2013 10:17:00 AM)

    An exquisite images poem, rosy n superb! Wow. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (3/14/2013 11:34:00 AM)

    Well rhymed poem.Loved the theme too. (Report) Reply

  • (3/12/2013 11:07:00 AM)

    beautiful poem with lovely lyrics
    very nice and thanks for sharing
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  • Lyn Paul (3/9/2013 10:34:00 PM)

    Beautifully written we all adore roses as we do this poem. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • (3/7/2013 5:04:00 AM)

    Science and romance the rewriting of a poetry classic with style, charm, insightful accuracy and sophistication. A gentle aesthetic and a return to the classic verse in the last stanza, a fine homage. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (3/6/2013 5:21:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem. good imagery as if the entire scene is opening up gradually. (Report) Reply

  • (3/5/2013 8:29:00 AM)

    The very starting lines- the sun looks over my shoulder / and shines on distant rain- are arresting The poem is fresh as Roses are and is extremely beautiful! ! (Report) Reply

  • (3/4/2013 9:15:00 AM)

    A wonderful narrative on the roses which we all love and often pluck or on the elements very beautiful in life
    The poem speaks a lot about a Diane whose imaginative splutter has no boundaries..
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  • Valsa George (3/3/2013 7:22:00 AM)

    A poem simple in diction, but sweet in composition! ! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (3/1/2013 2:48:00 PM)

    A little different from you Diane, and undeniably charming. Rainbows are always so lovely. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 1, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, March 1, 2013

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