Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Rose by Any Other Name

A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet

Once upon a time I turned up my nose
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
Unsurpassed, sublime! 

Comforting friends
Through smiles and tears
Our mystical rose conveys love
Calms fears

Rose water, rose attar,
Rose petals, rosy dreams
Exotic, Sub rosa
Engulfing my being

by Christi R. Pugh, for Nature's Gift

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