A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet
when anyone mentioned rose.
Proliferation of lousy synthetic oils
made me choke.
But then I sampled rare rosa alba, white rose,
Evoking scented heaven.
Rosa damascena captured next my senses,
till Rose de Mai stole my affection.
Rose Maroc, Rose Otto,
Select just one? Oh, no! Oh, no!
Bulgaria, Turkey, France
Producing glorious scents
Aromatically divine, nature’s gift
Through smiles and tears
Our mystical rose conveys love
Rose water, rose attar,
Rose petals, rosy dreams
Exotic, Sub rosa
Engulfing my being
by Christi R. Pugh, for Nature's Gift