Invisible roses – poem for dVerse

He bought her invisible roses –
filled her arms with them –
petals insistent against her skin –
piled them round her –
petals feathering against her lips –
and the smell of them –
deep as wine –
heaped them in great drifts –
until she sank beneath the weight of them
invisible.

Merril is hosting dVerse tonight, and we are asked to think about all things invisible.

21 thoughts on “Invisible roses – poem for dVerse

  1. A magnificent metaphor, indeed. Your title, INVISIBLE ROSES could easily be a novel or a film.Very creative within splendid brevity.

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  2. petals insistent, deep as wine – there’s both the headiness of new relationship energy in those promises, and danger of what it could be

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  3. Growing old aint for sissies, and love ain’t for romantics, once you get to know the unquiet beast behind mere affection … this is a wonderful little poem with lots of raging sinew — o those draughts of rose-fragrance, heavy, yes, as wine — it should tell us what invisible chains they wind. So fraudulent and necessary. Who knew?

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