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By Any Other Name

Tender petals' velvet robes
  Scent's intoxicating lure
    Vibrant hues which please the eye
      And evoke romantic mood
        Soft to touch, the ending bloom
          Sharp is the ironic thorn
             Which protects the flow inside
               That feeds the beauty of the 

            Inspired by Brian Strand's BLOOM contest

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  1. Date: 1/9/2010 5:27:00 AM
    this one makes me smile, Donna. Put this poem and a rose side by side and it would be hard for me to distinguish one from the other.. Lovely- Robert

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 9:02:00 AM
    Donna,Congrats on your three poems winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 10:14:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem Donna >> James,xx

  1. Date: 11/8/2009 11:27:00 AM
    Congratulation on the gret poem feature. Donna, Sincerely, Love Moses

  1. Date: 11/7/2009 6:09:00 PM
    Beautiful description in this blank verse, Donna. Congratulations on being featured his week. Love, Iolanda

  1. Date: 11/7/2009 6:00:00 PM
    Good use of imagery for a creative poem. Enjoyed it the first time I read it and again today. Congratulations on your well-deserved feature! I wish you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 11/7/2009 6:51:00 AM
    Legend has it that the rose was so beautiful God gave it thorns to protect it. Congrats on the feature. Vince

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 7:37:00 PM
    What a glad it was featured this week. BG

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 1:17:00 PM
    Many congratulations on your poem being featured this week >> James

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 8:06:00 AM
    This is a soft and lovely poem, a wonderful feature to read this week! Congratulations Donna! ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 4:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Donna. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 12:38:00 AM
    Congrats on your featured poem this week Donna Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 10/15/2009 4:20:00 PM
    good one, love it!

  1. Date: 8/30/2009 6:23:00 AM
    Simply beautiful, Donna, The rose is probably the most written about creature of all time. So spellbinding and mysterious. I have written countless compositions about her. Thank you for the wram welcome back to the soup. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 8/28/2009 3:41:00 AM
    Wonderful... a beauty indeed... always, Farah

  1. Date: 8/26/2009 11:45:00 AM
    Nice "shape" poem! Roses are so pretty and you capture that in your work. Yours Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 9:24:00 AM
    I missed some of the excellent poetry written and posted here yesterday Donna. I am enjoying reading them this morning. Thank you for sharing yours. Good luck in the contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 12:48:00 AM
    Thank you for supporting my contest Donna.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 8/14/2009 10:19:00 PM
    Beautifully done here, Donna!! Good luck in Brian's contest and thank you so much for all your comments!! Glad you are posting again in our Soup ... smile ...

  1. Date: 8/14/2009 6:45:00 PM
    Romantic writing and does the Rose proud. Good luck in the contest. Thamks for your comments about my Dialect poem. Love, Joyce