Friday Fictioneers : 26th February

Rochelle is our hostess for the challenge, and Dale Rogerson has provided our photo prompt.
The rose may wear a cloak of ice,
But the beauty remains.
Frozen and captured in time,
‘Til caressed by the spring rains.
Nothing fades, but continues,
Nature sees to its needs,
Petals may fall but nurture
The soil where it dropped its seeds.
Timeless, the rose will linger
New growth, a trembling shoot,
Protected and sheltered forever,
This hardy and determined root.
A bud appears, slightly timid,
Braves the elements to see the sky,
Bathed by the sun it will flourish,
Live forever, and never die.

87 words.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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46 Responses to Friday Fictioneers : 26th February

  1. Sadje says:

    The resilience of the rose

  2. ceayr says:

    Neat description of the power of Nature

  3. neilmacdon says:

    Until the earth crumbles and the sun explodes, exhaling the rose in a cloud of atoms

  4. Dale says:

    This was truly lovely. I have been capturing this little rose bush for years now… testament to its survival at being completely left on its own!

  5. I would take more than a cloak of ice to defeat a rose! Nice one Di.

  6. pennygadd51 says:

    Thank you for taking such an optimistic view of the prompt!

  7. Life goes on… beautiful poem!

  8. liz young says:

    Lovely philosophical poem.

  9. Mother nature fades and renews as time goes on.
    Be Safe 😷 … Isadora 😎

  10. A really good poem, full of admiration and reminded me i left a rose a friend gave to me in my old garden when we moved in December, i’ll have to sneak in and dig it up!

  11. murisopsis says:

    The roses were trying to flower in November but the cold and snow put an end to their efforts. No buds have dared to peep out but I check every time I pass the bush.

  12. Beautiful and tender and stubborn rendering of the cycle of life. Lovely.

  13. notestowomen says:

    This was a truly beautiful poem, Di.

  14. granonine says:

    Hope springs eternal. . . spring is just around the bend 🙂

  15. michael says:

    I felt a metaphor here, in humanity’s battle with Covid-19

  16. James McEwan says:

    Such a wonderful description of the cycle of life – it makes me want to be a rose plant that continuous forever.

  17. The beauty of the rose remains for sure. I very much enjoyed your beautifully poetic piece.

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  19. Carol anne says:

    Beautiful! Love your poem! ❤

  20. poorvi kumar says:

    beautiful imagery and poem !

  21. poorvi kumar says:

    great wording and imagery !! very poetic !

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