Britain, Flower, Poetry, Roses, Spring

Have you ever loved a rose?

Disclaimer: The poet is Lang Leav. The pictures are mine.

         Have you ever loved a rose,

         And watched her slowly bloom;

         And as her petals would unfold,

         You grew drunk of her perfume.

It is the time you have spent on your rose that makes her so important. 
Take time to smell the roses.

         Have you ever seen her dance,

         Her leaves all wet with dew;

         And quivered with a new romance— 

         The wind, he loved her too. 

Gather the rose of love whilst yet is time.
You may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will, But the scent of the roses will hang round it still.
The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends.

          Have you ever longed for her?

         On nights that go on and on;

         For now, her face is all a blur,

         Like a memory kept too long. 

Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again.
I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
It was roses, roses all the way.

Have you ever loved a rose,

And bled against her thorn;

And swear each night to let her go,

Then love her more by dawn.

Lang Leav

The red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love; O, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove.
One rose is enough for the dawn.

Note: The pictures were taken at Mottisfont rose garden, Hampshire in June 2017. The best time to see the English roses is the middle of June. The site is owned by National Trust and priced at £14.30 per person.

Mottisfont house
The Ecstatic Storyteller

12 thoughts on “Have you ever loved a rose?”

  1. Beautiful Roses and flower sooo refreshing aromatic write, wonderful images plus beautiful phrases of lovely poem! Reviving nature’s strength, truly loved the nature’s love, keep blogging friend🌹🌺🏵️🌼🌷🌷🌷🌸💕

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