Life Study of a Rose.

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Sometimes we need to look
beyond the self to see the
the cartography of light
glimmering on floor.

The rose petals and their lovely disarray.

The glean of splendor.
A seductive mediation.

We think we know so much
We don’t see the petals wilting, like Clytia
our faces turned toward a misconceived heaven.

We don’t notice the air stale
with regret, the glass candles
snuffed out by the sludge of
resentment.

The roses stripped, bone stick discarded.
Silk once so kissable, now unbearable.

Paradise spent, like two
lover after love before one
falls away.

-Tosha Michelle

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71 thoughts on “Life Study of a Rose.

  1. This is one of the most beautifully crafted poems I’ve ever read… You have such a great observation power along with creativity… And I love Lana! 🙂 Everything put together… the song, image and the poem works great

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  2. A beautiful read, Tosha. Several times I read it without any loss of the original light of this piece. Several of your lines really danced for me. What I took away as a reader was a feeling of looking beyond an illusory, almost plastic vision of glory we conceive for ourselves to put a foot back in the real world, where we notice with our presence the pains and pitfalls of life truly lived amongst mortals, and not lost, per se, in the clouds… I liked it a lot.

    Peace
    Michael

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  3. This poem is what I should have read last night 🙂 A perfect closure to the year. “The roses stripped, bone stick discarded. Silk once so kissable, now unbearable.” may be the best description of the year for me. Wishing you nothing but smiles and happiness in ’16.

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