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Pink and The Perfect Roses

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©Sharon Rose

Supposing perfection is the lightest shade
shades of red and old neutral white
a qualifying real cascade
poetry like a flower, not quite.

Possibly perfection is a redder scale
shades of red and old neutral white
greens’ background in dale
poetry like a flower, not quite.

Maybe perfection is white and red charade
shades of red and old neutral white
stripes cascade in roses parade
poetry like a flower, not quite.

This perfect one rose from last brocade
shades of red and old neutral white
in a vase each day thee decayed
poetry like a flower, not quite.

The One Perfect Rose is not for sale
shades of red and old neutral white
His gift his gift blurring pale
poetry like a flower, not quite.

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  1. rmp
    August 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I don’t know that perfection really exists. although that maybe because sometimes the imperfections bring out the character in something…make it stand out; hmm…something I’ll have to ponder on. of course, I admit I’m still in search of the perfect rose (and poem).

    just out of curiousity, was the swap of “white” and “neutral” in the 4th stanza intentional? (on a side note: even though it throws off the rhyme pattern, I kind of like it (making the piece imperfect, yet right).

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  2. August 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    perhaps it opens like a flower…slow and then full of scent and delicate….even thorns…but hopefully it does not fade so quick…but keeps resonating…smiles.

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  3. August 7, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Interesting about the perfect rose. I think that perfection is in the eye of the beholder. As far as poetry (last stanza), I would say that would be true of poetry as well. Smiles.

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  4. August 7, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I like the refraining verses “poetry like a flower, not quite.” A challenge to find that perfect shade of color, or perhaps there is none ~ Enjoyed this one ~

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