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A country house nearby;
Its fence lined with roses.
Its elegant front door,
An invitation proposes.

Whilst passing through the house;
Hand in hand with Carrie.
Upon asking the address,
Looking coy and wary.

Alas! Join thee hands,
In the dew coming coldly.
Thee turn to go up front,
Knock the door boldly.

Their breath coming fast;
Hands both trembling.
There when the mistress comes,
Impetuous and scrambling.

Pray, hwa art thou?
Thee lass thus proposes;
Its season of Spring,
And two come for roses.

Alas! chuckling little much;
To hwa thee supposes.
Thy grants us by kindness,
The boon of her roses.


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40 Replies to “Roses”

    1. Hello Gillena,

      Thank you so much my dear 🙂 this was one of my earliest poems!
      So glad you liked it 😀 Highly appreciated!
      Lots of love

    1. Hello Vandana,

      Thanks for stopping by, courage really does pay off in this poem doesn’t it 🙂
      So glad you liked it dear 😀 Highly appreciated!

  1. How fun! I really thought a ghost or witch was going to pop out, but so much the better that these brave girls got to take a way a bouquet of roses. I have a wild rose hedge in my backyard–it’s actually the neighbor’s, so I’m at their whim in terms of pruning the thing, sadly–it’s SO crazy/wild when all that pink explodes. If some bold lasses asked me for a cutting, I’d oblige for sure!
    Love your style in this poem too. Keep this voice coming!

    1. Hello Marian,

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂 a wild rose hedge sounds nice 😀 hopefully the neighbors will be gracious whenever it comes to pruning the hedge 🙂
      I for one adore roses since childhood. So glad you liked my poem! Means a lot to me 😀
      Highly appreciated 🙂

  2. I smile when I see that longing for those roses.. such sweetness and innocence and with those archaic words.. like a collaboration between Shakespeare and Lewis Carol almost.

    1. Hello Bjorn,

      Thanks for the huge compliment! Highly appreciated 😀
      Thanks for stopping by to read my poem 🙂

    1. Hello Magaly,

      Thanks for the huge compliment! I always try to choose the most inviting pictures to go along with my poems 🙂
      So glad you liked it dear 😀 Highly appreciate your kind remarks!

  3. Very generous lady you wrote of, Sanaa. I am not sure how it is where you are but here it seems that the more rural the person the more hospitable, in general.

    1. Hello Jim,

      Thanks for stopping by, generally people from rural areas are kind. But it depends from person to person.
      It all adds up to your upbringing I suppose 🙂
      Glad you liked my poem! Highly appreciated 😀

    1. Hello Moskowitz,

      Pray roses make me weak in the knees as well 😛
      Glad you liked my poem!
      Highly appreciated 😀

    1. Hello Rosemary,

      Thank you so much! It was one of my earliest works 🙂
      So glad you liked it dear 😀

    1. Hello Grapeling,

      Thanks for stopping by, glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated! Have a great week ahead!

  4. Wow, Sanaa, I loved this. The use of archaic language seems to go hand in hand with the classic roses. “Hwa” is a new one for me. I love language, so the chance to see something new is always welcome. Felt like Chaucer! Amy

    1. Hello Amy,

      Thanks for the huge compliment! Hope I can match up to Chaucer! 🙂
      Glad you liked it! Highly appreciated 🙂

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