The Rose

A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain –speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.

– William Carlos Williams

The rose holds

ribboned metaphor,

sharpened imagery,

hued simile,

as a bud or in full

bloom, summer peach,

wild crimson, or rush

of blushing pink,

a rose, just as a rose is…

is poetry.

—C.L. Fisher, August 2021

Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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