Friday, April 24, 2015

~The Rose~


The lily has a smooth stalk,
  Will never hurt your hand;



 But the rose upon her brier

  Is lady of the land.



There's sweetness in an apple tree,
  And profit in the corn;


But lady of all beauty
  Is a rose upon a thorn.


When with moss and honey
  She tips her bending brier,


And half unfolds her glowing heart,
  She sets the world on fire.
~
 Christina Rosetti 
(1830-1894)



Have a beautiful weekend!

 :)

xo
rue


27 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Celebrate and dance. :)

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  2. What a beautiful rose. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Hi Rue! Yes, the rose is beautiful! I'm admiring your pretty milk glass too. You have a great weekend too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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  4. Happy birthday to honey! Have fun!

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  5. Ah, you know how I love roses. Have a great celebration.

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  6. Beautiful and Happy Birthday to your honey.
    Have a nice weekend!
    CM

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  7. Beautiful rose. Have a nice weekend!

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  8. Lovely rose. Happy birthday to honey ;) Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lucy!! Love your name, by the way :)

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  9. Happy birthday to your guy! Hope you have a lovely time, Rue!

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  10. That rose is exquisite! Happy birthday to your honey. Hope you have a wonderful celebration!

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  11. Pretty rose! Happy birthday to your honey.

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  12. A beautiful rose poem. Get fancy up and footloose for your honey! Kathleen in Az

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  13. Beautiful! My one container rose is about to bloom!
    Brenda

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  14. One rose in a vase commands the attention! Lovely lines of poetry, nice to have the opportunity to read them, Rue.

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  15. What a lovely poem and pretty pictures Rue.

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  16. Beautiful! I love that poem. My new granddaughter is named Rosemary and we are all about Roses now.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  17. Such a nice post - thank you for sharing!

    Big hug
    Elizabeth

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  18. Happy Birthday to your Honey!!!

    So lovely photos... And poem...

    Wow! One by Christina Rosetti, which is not all doom and gloom. ,-))))

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  19. Nice poem and beautiful rose. Hope you had fun celebrating your honeys' birthday It was my daughter's birthday on Tuesday. Birthdays always make me nostalgic...
    Have a great weekend
    Jeannette

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    1. I'm sorry I'm late, Jeannette, but Happy Birthday to her!

      xo

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  20. Ru, I have tears in my eyes after reading this poem because I can't tell you how much the rose means to me. What lovely pictures these are, and would you mind if I borrowed this sweet poem sometime and put it on my blog? Thank you for these pretty pictures of the peach rose and the beautiful poem. :~) Happy Birthday to your husband, Ru.

    ~Sheri

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  21. Oh Rue - What a lovely poem by Christina Rosetti ... and your pictures are lovely too.

    Happy Birthday to your 'honey'

    All the best Jan

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  22. Beautiful poem - beautiful flower! Hope you had a good time and didn't do anything I wouldn't do! ;-) Hugs!!

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  23. What a lovely rose and poem.
    Hope your honey had a wonder birthday.

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  24. Love it! Recently I had selected a poem for my little Bebe to memorize and recite in front of her class .... and who was it by? None other than Christina Georgina Rosetti! One she wrote called "The Butterfly."

    Neat!

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