Roses

Oh but her hair
smells of roses

she brings summer
into the kitchen with her

leaves a trail of sunshine
on the staircase

birdsong spills
out of the bathroom

but roses
always roses

their soft petals
their sharp thorns

Lillian is hosting at dVerse tonight. She’s inspiring us with artwork by Catrin Welz-Stein.

20 thoughts on “Roses

  1. You capture the essence of the portrait so well here, Sarah! ❤️ I love; “leaves a trail of sunshine
    on the staircase/birdsong spills out of the bathroom.” 😀

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  2. This was my favorite stanza:

    “she brings summer
    into the kitchen with her…”

    It says so much and it’s very visceral. You describe the captivating beauty and romance very well from the portrait. Beautiful and stunning work, yet again. I am stunned.

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