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Below is the poem entitled WILD ROSE which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I’ve learned lips can blossom under a sigh,

A hand will lift for a kiss to its palm,

Hours pass slowly; some walls are so high,

Sweet sin, come again! Replace this chaste calm.

Eyes, remain shut, there is no passion here,

Choose to daydream, recall each of those charms,

Cold sun, leave now, let the first star appear

So I may return to his bed and arms.

Yearn, how I yearn, though fulfillment was mine,

Pierced and provoked, I’m beholden to thorn,

Succumbing, hearts waking as limbs entwined,

Rapture mouthed my name and I was reborn.

Farewell, innocence. Love does transpose. 

Tame, no more. I have become the wild rose.

This poem was inspired by the JW Waterhouse’s painting, The Soul of the Rose. Please click on the about this poem link for a picture of the painting.

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  1. Date: 2/9/2013 7:23:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning Spot Cyndi luv , have to admit I will look at picture later, time is running by me. xx

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 10:35:00 PM
    Congrats on your top win Cyndi. Cheers

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 8:44:00 PM
    Cyndi, :-) Congratulations with your wonderful win in Heather's "Famous Art" poetry contest. *Goodnight~LINDA

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 5:28:00 PM
    Beautiful both words and image, congrats Cyndi xxx

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 4:28:00 PM
    wow, and when I saw the picture I sure remembered it. One of my good poet friends from long ago wanted to use that picture as her avatar!! You really did the painting justice with this write. Congrats, Cyndi.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 1:45:00 PM
    Lovely! Stunning beauty in this sonnet, Cyndi! Congratulations on your top win! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 1:28:00 PM
    Beautiful poem and subject. Love it. Congratulations on your win, Cyndi. Love, Su

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 12:20:00 PM
    Cyndi, this sonnet is breathtaking. It suits the painting perfectly - and I love that you described it from the subject's point of view. One line that especially left an impression on me was: "Cold sun, leave now, let the first star appear." Sigh. Simply beautiful! Congratulations on your win in my contest!

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 7:17:00 AM
    Profoundly beautiful! [though the double spacing drive me nuts LOL] Go Dee go! Looking for your David poem, I thought you said you checked mine & it was OK..nope it wasn't! HUGS Light & Love