The last rose

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I watch as they remain unflinching
kissed by the hail and snow
what was the reason
oh why did they not wilt and go

A ray of light, a flicker of hope
to hush a bosom’s trembling sigh
perhaps their lustre won’t soon decay

 

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Posted for ‘Quadrille 36’ @ dVerse Poets Pub

& Posted on ‘Tuesday Platform’ @ Real Toads

Posted on ‘Monday Writes’ @ My Blog – Verses

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Comments

  1. That is a beautifully tender little poem and love how you leave it in a place of hope.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Paul 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  2. Grace says:

    Love their blooming amidst the snow ~ There’s hope, even a flicker of light ~

    Thanks Sanaa for sharing a lovely poem ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  3. Aurora says:

    Beautiful:

    “A ray of light, a flicker of hope
    to hush a bosom’s trembling sigh”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Aurora 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  4. A terrific & gentle rocking of the prompt; so mysterious how some flowers, some people cling tenaciously to life while most others succumb too quickly.
    Just refusing to be a victim, standing alone in the flickering light.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  5. so sad to see something so beautiful and innocent ravaged by life’s cruelty – with such sweet acceptance. It’s the acceptance that make one cry.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Victoria ❤️

  6. Victoria says:

    I’ve read a lot of poems for this prompt today and so far yours is the only one to give us a flicker of hope. And oh how we need that right now. Lovely poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❤️ Thank you so much, Victoria 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

  7. Walter Marks says:

    I love the hope that the roses will last through the snow till Spring. The picture is lovely as well.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Walter 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  8. Such a lovely picture to go with such hopeful words!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, SilverGardenia 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  9. Frank says:

    Those plants are very versatile although hail and snow must be pushing their limits.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Frank ❤️

  10. Maria says:

    Perhaps? I hope so… Lovely piece, Sanaa ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Maria 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  11. Sumana Roy says:

    This flicker of hope is as beautiful as beauty could be.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❤️ Thank you so much, Sumana 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

  12. Frozen blooms, so beautiful but so sad too.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jane 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  13. Marian says:

    Pretty! Is it silly that for me this brings to mind Beauty & the Beast? Steady on, rose.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Oh gosh I love Beauty and the Beast!❤️ Thanks a bunch, Marian 😀

  14. gillena says:

    A ponder on resilience, this is very interesting Sanaa

    Much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  15. The flickering of a last rose – there is always hope, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Kim ❤️

  16. Lynn says:

    Love the unflinching blooms even in harsh conditions, and the flicker of hope. Nice write, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lynn 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  17. lillian says:

    Beautiful photo and lovely words. Their grace undaunted by icy storm. Would that we could all have this demeanor!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lillian 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  18. Kathy Reed says:

    The inbetween stage of wilting roses is bittersweet to me. Time spent in full bloom so brief. Lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kathy 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  19. Kerry says:

    For me, ‘unflinching’ is the power word in the poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  20. It is always amazing, watching the last blooms clinging to life.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Sherry ❤️

  21. Julian says:

    Beautfully written.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Julian 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  22. lynn says:

    Fragile, yet resilient, beauty in those blooms…and your poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lynn 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  23. This is so romantic. May our love be like those roses.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Martin 🙂

  24. Margaret says:

    I’m sure the snow will hasten their demise, but they do look gorgeous with that snow.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Margaret 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  25. barbara says:

    So pretty! I’m always sad when a plant is injured, holding out hope that it will survive. Lots of times they do! 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Barbara 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  26. Janice says:

    A beautiful joining of a trembling heart with flickers of hope…survival in hardship does inspire hope…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Janice 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  27. Bryan Ens says:

    Perseverance despite adversity? Lovely piece.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bryan 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  28. kanzensakura says:

    This poem is simply stunning.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  29. Old Egg says:

    Beautifully written Sanaa. Like us some plants have that resilience to survive in difficult times.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  30. Paul John Dear says:

    Ever the romantic Sanaa…always an eye for beauty.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Paul 😊 so glad you liked it ❤

  31. Vijita says:

    We keep a hope even in what will not stay… That’s love…
    Well written in just few words, Sanaa. ❤

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vijita 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  32. Jim says:

    So very real, Sanaa. Our garden did likewise except I’m not clever enough to write poetic about the situation. We lost three bottle brush trees and a palm tree and a tall hibiscus. We were in South America cruising at the time.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  33. I love the hope at the closing. Almost as if it’s fed by the strength of the subject that refuses to let go and die at the murderous wintry kiss. Precious.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly 😊 so glad you liked it ❤

  34. Olga says:

    Lovely tribute to these survivors. Beautiful image you chose, Sanaa ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Olga 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  35. gillena says:

    Thank you for linking to Monday WRites Sanaa

    Much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      My pleasure Gillena 🙂

      much love…

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