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Winter's Last Rose

Rating: 4.8
Winter's last rose; rose of regret:
O how once your radiant beauty
Shimmered in summer's potent hour.
Now your faded petals offer,
Only a glimpse of that power.

Now diamond points of ice cruelly
Surround your flesh pink, Christ like presence.
The whine of winter's bitter song;
The cold claws of grief; the grey silence:
The landscape scorns its chosen one.

Neglected rose; rose of regret.
Winter's Last Rose
Monday, April 8, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: grief
COMMENTS
Soran M. H 07 June 2020
How pleased am I, and I feel as if I wrote it.. The last winter rose; A rose of remorse: it is considered a form of another meaning, it can be applied to the whole life, so your poems live without dying because they are out of space and time, well done for this wonderful work..10/10
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Dominic Windram 08 June 2020
Thanks so much Soran....I always try my best!
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Shaun Cronick 19 May 2020
I'm in the neighbourhood Dominic and while I'm here I believe with all conviction, your poem thoroughly deserves another 10. So why not. I'm off to the Land of Nod for the Sandman calleth me and duty calls tomorrow. Will read/rate more of your fine writing tomorrow eve'. Take care and good luck on your early mentioned venture.
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Dominic Windram 20 May 2020
Thanks Shaun. I always appreciate your kind comments.
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Mary Skarpathiotaki 26 April 2020
Very good ?? 10++++++
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Dominic Windram 26 April 2020
Thanks Mary... God bless you!
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The Crow 25 April 2020
I luv you the best poet on this site by far. Judith thinks so too but she is thinking about another memorandum.
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Chinedu Dike 16 April 2020
We articulated and nicely brought forth with conviction. An insightful creation. Thanks for sharing, Dominic.
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Dominic Windram 17 April 2020
Thanks Ronnie and Chinedu...hope you are both keeping well. Stay safe!
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Ruta Mohapatra 16 April 2020
Very touching! Congrats on poem of day!
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Dominic Windram 16 April 2020
Thanks Ruta...I hope you are keeping well. Stay safe!
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Now your faded petals offer, Only a glimpse of that power. Everything needs the right time time.summer cannot carry over its beauty to winter!
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Dominic Windram 16 April 2020
Precisely...that's why I refer to 'faded' and ' glimpse'. Anyway, my poem is concerned with figurative/ metaphorical meaning not literal interpretation as I'm sure, as a fellow poet, you'll understand.
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Jasbir Chatterjee 16 April 2020
Congratulations on being poet of the day, Dominic. Change is inevitable.
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Dominic Windram 16 April 2020
Yes indeed. It's hard for me to relate to this poem now as it was written shortly after experiencing bereavement about 16 years ago,
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Dr Antony Theodore 16 April 2020
Now diamond points of ice cruelly Surround your flesh pink, Christ like presence. The whine of winter's bitter song; The cold claws of grief; the grey silence: The landscape scorns its chosen one. diamond, flesh pink, whine of winters song claws of grief, silence in grey. so m any wonderful poetic images to express grief. tony
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Mahtab Bangalee 16 April 2020
winter last rose rounded by the regret!
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