Saturday, October 6, 2012

A rose by any other name...


I just realized that my Instagram (follow @juliesmithmusic) is full of flowers!  I can't resist snapping a photo, especially when I see a beautiful rose!  I must say, roses are my favorite flowers!  Fragrant but not overwhelmingly so, beautiful, classy, what's not to love?

Go, lovely Rose—
Tell her that wastes her time and me,
That now she knows,
When I resemble her to thee,
How sweet and fair she seems to be.

      Tell her that’s young,
And shuns to have her graces spied,
      That hadst thou sprung
In deserts where no men abide,
Thou must have uncommended died.

Small is the worth
Of beauty from the light retired:
Bid her come forth,
Suffer herself to be desired,
And not blush so to be admired.

      Then die—that she
The common fate of all things rare
      May read in thee;
How small a part of time they share
That are so wondrous sweet and fair!

Poem by Edmund Waller

My favorite is the second to last photo - white rose with yellow middle and tinged with pink.  

What is your favorite flower?



1 comment:

  1. My favorite flower is a yellow rose! I love all roses, but yellows are my absolute favorites! :)


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