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A Winter Rose - A Sonnet

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A Winter Rose - A Sonnet

I walk through the glistening virgin snow
That covers the sorrow of autumn’s death 
Where I find on a bush a frozen rose  
Its beauty held ageless in winter’s breath 

How I long to touch those petals again 
Those moist velvet lips that promise such bliss 
Opened in passion whispering my name 
As I drift in dreams of a breathless kiss 

Oh! To pluck this rose from the winter snow 
And hold it closely to my aching heart
And free it from that ice so bitter cold 
That now my love keeps you and me apart

But if I were to pluck this winter rose 
Would all its petals fall upon the snow? 


Author:  Elaine George
Written:  January 15, 2010

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  1. Date: 4/23/2015 2:10:00 PM
    I love it!!!! I am new to poetry and have only 2 sonnets posted. It captivates and inspires me!! It's so beautiful!! Love, Dana

    George  of Canada Avatar Elaine Cecelia George of Canada
    Date: 4/29/2015 12:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Welcome to the magical world of poetry, have come to the right place, and... thank you for your kind comments. I will go visit your poetry now. bfn Elaine
  1. Date: 2/27/2015 10:08:00 AM
    Hi Elaine, I read it again and it brings tears to my eyes, its so beautiful. Lovely. Take care Love Lee

  1. Date: 2/22/2015 8:03:00 PM
    Loved it before I still love it! How are YOU? Where are YOU? Congrad's on your win. Light & love

  1. Date: 2/22/2015 5:49:00 PM
    Elaine, CONGRATULATIONS, on your Win, Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 2/22/2015 4:13:00 PM
    so so beautiful - many congrats on your win:-) Hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 2/22/2015 4:09:00 PM
    Elaine, Sorry, it took me this long to close my contest. Congrats :) NATE

  1. Date: 12/18/2014 10:30:00 PM
    Beautiful flow of words, you make feel the cold snow and see the perfect rose. Blessing and Merry Christmas 7

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 4:26:00 AM
    Lovely metaphorical sonnet with perfect rhymes - well done !

  1. Date: 5/30/2014 2:27:00 PM
    Absolutely beautiful poem Elaine. Sonnets are my favorite poetry form! Nicole

    George  of Canada Avatar Elaine Cecelia George of Canada
    Date: 5/31/2014 4:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your kind comment, Nicole. Much appreciated. bfn Elaine
  1. Date: 5/16/2014 12:51:00 PM
    You're so correct Elaine, we are kindred spirits! This is a beauty! To prove we are kindred--Check out my poem The Rose (a quatrain) and My Love (a sonnet) Hugs

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 1:55:00 PM
    Congrats Elaine... xool winning poem... PD

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 9:00:00 AM
    Oh my, Elaine...I am SO glad to see you back here again...This sonnet is flawless and breathtaking - Tim

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 4:14:00 PM
    Breathtaking and so beautiful !!! So glad to see another of your beauties here!

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 6:02:00 AM

  1. Date: 4/13/2012 2:50:00 PM
    I miss you where are you?? Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 4:00:00 PM
    I can't say that you don't deserve this wi n because you absolutely do! This is exactly the kind of poetry I enjoy reading!!-Addie*Thornton

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 5:42:00 AM
    Congratulations Lainie on your win in Brian Strand's "Five To 14" contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 10:19:00 PM
    … cheery KUDOS to you for the special top win,elaine :) huggs,

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 6:04:00 PM
    Just beautiful Brian loves sonnets great choice. Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 6:02:00 PM
    One of the most beautiful poems Ive read in a long time. Congrats on your win. BG