Tears and Sun – Repost (with something new)

I am reposting this poem and illustration – adding a painting of my mom’s, which I had never seen before last night. It is so very different from mine; I even think it fits my poem better.

And before the month is out, I just had to post something from June!

Yellow RoseFind me a yellow rose
In bud and blossom
and withering too;
Give me its thorny prose
needing tears and sun
with nothing to do.

Leave me its secret blush
hiding love and loss
and dried up hope;
Compare me to its hush
speaking true and false
with a heart to cope.

There in the garden
to live without picking;
red rose to pardon
that drinks without sipping.

Vase and Yellow Roses by June resized

Copyright 2013 by Diane’s mom, June

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Nature Insight: Ladies and Gent

Even with Violet and Iris gone, my garden would be a woman’s place…

Copyright 2012 by DM Denton

for Daisy, Lily…

Copyright 2012 by DM Denton

Rose…

 

Copyright 2012 by DM Denton

 and Bell–not forgetting busy Lizzie…

Copyright 2012 by DM Denton

if it wasn’t for…

Copyright 2012 by DM Denton

sweet William!

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Poem: Tears and Sun

Find me a yellow rose
In bud and blossom
and withering too;
Give me its thorny prose
needing tears and sun
with nothing to do.

Leave me its secret blush
hiding love and loss
and dried up hope;
Compare me to its hush
speaking true and false
with a heart to cope.

There in the garden
to live without picking;
red rose to pardon
that drinks without sipping.

 

 

A primrose by the river’s brim.
A yellow primrose was to him.
And it was nothing more.

William Wordsworth

©Artwork and writing, unless otherwise indicated, are the property of Diane M Denton. Please request permission to reproduce or post elsewhere with a link back to bardessdmdenton. Thank you.