The Red Rose Plant Poem by Ruta Mohapatra

The Red Rose Plant

Rating: 5.0

It is a red rose plant said the shopkeeper
Handing me a pot with a little sapling
It came and occupied a corner of my balcony
Within a circle of sunlight in the morning

Morning after morning I watered it
Fed it manure, sprinkled pesticides
And talked to it in whispers
Grow up, said I, grow up…

And so, it did, throwing up a healthy branch
With a tiny bud at the end
My visit to the balcony became frequent
To check on the little bud

It took its own sweet time
Swelling a tiny fraction, a day
Testing my patience, no end
Day after day after day

After a week the outer covering split
Giving glimpses of white petals
To my surprise and disappointment
Where is my bright red rose?

One morning it greeted me
As a wide-open flower
With a core of delicate pink
And the sweetest fragrance ever

I sat wondering at its beauty
And at nature's pleasant surprises
Glad that it was not red and bright
But the purest pink-centered white!

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Topic(s) of this poem: gardening,nature
Anil Kumar Panda 15 February 2022

Such a beautiful poem on lovely rose plant. Enjoyed. Nice share.

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Anjandev Roy 17 February 2022

Brilliant representation.....thanks a lot....

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Dr. M. Asim Nehal 16 February 2022

Wonderful flow with artistic poem.5***

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Nabakishore Dash 16 February 2022

very nicely presented with sweet scent.thanks for sharing.

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MAHTAB BANGALEE 16 February 2022

superb and lovely poem penned; sow the seed of red petals rose and earn widely the love

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Unnikrishnan E S 15 February 2022

Beautiful poem. Loved the presentation of the poem, the progress, the growth.

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