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A Pink Rose

My best friend and I
Ran barefoot through the garden
Stirring the petals
Her hair tied back in two braids
Her skirt trailed out behind her

We sat by the stream
With our feet in the water
Talking and laughing
Until a pink rose I plucked
And wove it into her dark braids

Copyright © Isaiah Zerbst

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Friendship's Rose

one lone yellow rose
opening to heaven's light
glows with joy and warmth. . .  
light begets light; all who pass
stop and breathe sweet friendship's scent

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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'Being bipolar is like a rose'

Being bipolar
is like a rose born missing
some of its petals,--
its color is more vibrant
than all the other roses'!

It may never be
part of a "perfect" bouquet,--
but its rich pigment
can be a precious paint for
Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa."

Alas, it may not
attract the most "honeybees"
in the wilds of life,--
but its petals can be crushed
to make the finest perfumes.

Being bipolar
is like a rose born missing
some of its petals,--
its bouquet is more fragrant
than all the other roses'!

Copyright © Ngoc Nguyen

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The Sun Rose

The sun rises now
Up high off the land it goes
To brightly shine down
Pink hues amongst the tree limbs
Blackdrop of blackbirds do sing

Copyright © Susan Mills

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Rose Colored Glasses

Rose colored glasses

a fantasy view perceived

splendid get away

almost not wanting to leave

everyone should own a pair...

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel

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Death of a Rose

A summer rose fades
One by one its petals fall
In downward spiral
Scattered by an autumn breeze 
It's fragrance a memory


Copyright © Kim Merryman

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Lovely Lavender Rose

Love struck lavender.
Makes my heart sing once again.
Whence my eyes behold
whimsical beauty so rare.
Proof of love that's born at last!

for Rick Parise's contest "Tanka-1 or 2 only"
I chose lavender rose

Copyright © Deb Wilson

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Stem to the Rose

Ones pillar of strength Edging towards it's flower On reaching their join Rich scented petals in bloom Where the stem and the Rose meet .

Copyright © James Fraser

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Orange Roses

In the roses' glow you ignite me - warm fingers stroking, stoking me until heated buds unfurl their fire-flushes of desire. Molten petals flare - a furnace of flame fragrance scorching like lava combusting in the burning heart of a blazing bouquet.
for 'Pick A Rose' contest

Copyright © Charlotte Jade Puddifoot

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My Rose Bushes in Autumn

Grown taller since May,
my rose bushes sprout blossoms -
yellow, pink and red -
bright remnants of warmer days
Now heralding fall’s glory.

(I don't have a garden really, so I hope this suffices!! I just love them)

For Black-Eyed Susan's 
Single Tanka Poetry Contest

Now for What's in your GARDEN? Contest #3 (Old/new)Poetry Contest 

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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A Rose for YOU

I plucked a red rose from the garden of my heart fresh like this morning some dew drops clinging to it dew drops of Valentine wish. Tuck it in your hair another scented garden fragrances mingle morning and evening walk on coming Valentine's day. © 2012 ===============000============== By:kash poet

Copyright © kash poet

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The Virtuous White Rose

--**--The Virtuous White Rose--**--

White rose is holy
Matrimony pureness of
Bond between lovers.
Blessing  to Old Rome deceased’s
Chastity and innocence.

White Rose in myth and
Legend was tainted by blood,
Made blush from kiss, thus
Made it red and made it pink
Against its pride purity.

Copyright © Abdulhafeez Oyewole

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Lavender Rose

A lavender rose
Placed on the bed beside her
Where he longs to be
He picked this rose just for her
True love without history

He feels so alone
The love just flows one way
Nature can be cruel
Without the gift of vision
She can't know love at first sight

Pick a Rose Contest

Copyright © Richard Lamoureux

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Yellow Rose

Approaching her now
The yellow rose behind me
Ran out of red ones
My heart is throbbing through me
Will yellow mean something here

Placed in her hand now
Slumbering daintily on
Her fingertip bed
Cupid's tear drop flows onto
My hand binding us for good

© 2013 Rick Zablocki

Copyright © Rick Zablocki

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Lavender Rose

pure enchantment dwells
as a lavender rose blooms
a fairytale dream
the essence of ecstasy
is the sheer magic of love

delightful love whirls
rising forth in the warm spring
desire plays gently
amid fragrant soft petals
as lavender hue rises


Copyright © Tahera Mannan

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Roses everywhere

Roses roses roses

Beauty and fragrance,
A little prickly at stem,
Oh a perfect wine,
Vibrant colours of Gulab,
Passionate, wish could see all !

Tanka- 5/7/5/7/7
Written Dec 18th, 2014
For contest "Roses roses roses" by Mystic rose

Copyright © Dr. Upma A. Sharma

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Orange Roses

Orange roses

A lonesome starlet
And a lusty lover-moon 
Scarlet thoughts of  tides
Of deep passion and romance
I dream of orange roses.

Roses fresh and rare
Covering you all over
And I flick them one 
By one to find my love bites
Wherever the roses were.

10 apr 2013, Form: Tanka

S.Jagathsimhan Nair
For Skat's contest

Copyright © S.Jagathsimhan Nair

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White Rose

Beauty of a rose
It signifies purity
So white as a cloud
Your color will shows great love
Can ease the pain, can ease hate

White rose fill my heart
Your freshness refresh my soul
It gives happiness
To my aching heart that bleeds
Embrace me with your fragrance

April 8, 2013

Copyright © Maria Paz Samelo

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White Rose

it lies there alone,
one flower, on a coffin
that the flag once adorned
carrying  the soldier home,
brave hero, an only son.

White roses were strewn,
when the cortege was driven 
through crowded  lined  streets,
a flowered road of goodbyes
written in the rose of hope

April 7 2013


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---rose petals garden

rose petal's garden
thorns raking an open eye
trimmed bush barren bare
blood let the face of mourning---
sweet cherry of virgin light

Contest: Tanka me a Dream
Poet: Debbie Guzzi

Copyright © Debbie Guzzi

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Yellow Rose

Lovely yellow rose 
Is seen as warm token of
Genuine friendship.
Comes with no obligations
To sincerely say, "I care".

Love without passion
Freely given and received,
Yellow rose message.
A lover sends red roses.
A friend chooses the yellow.

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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What Love means Was Liebe bedeutet Que el amor significa

Written by Jack Horne and Gert Knop

Love’s soft petals fall
Leaving bare thorny branches
Heady perfume gone
But with care and attention
From one rose grows a bouquet

Zarte Liebesblüten fallen 
Nur nackte dornige 
Zweige bleiben Kein berauschender 
Duft mehr Doch mit Pflege und Liebe 
Wird aus einer Rose ein Bouquet 

Pétalos de amor caen 
Dejando lampiñas ramas espinosas 
No más embriaga perfume 
Pero con cuidado y atención 
Crece de una rosa un ramillete

Love a blooming rose 
Always flowering in us 
And nourished by faith 
A never ending story 
A safe heaven for our soul

Liebe eine blühende Rose 
Sie blüht immer in uns 
Genährt durch Vertrauen 
Eine unendliche Geschichte 
Zuflucht für unsere Seele 

El amor es una rosa 
Floreciendo en nosotros 
Alimentados por la confianza 
Una historia sin fin 
Refugio de nuestra alma

Copyright © jack horne

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pink tipped
yellow roses 
in full bloom--
     the blush of first love
      becomes you


Copyright © Kim Merryman

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Her Yellow Rose

I had a great friend growing roses her passion one favorite bloom deep yellow, its fragrance sweet- growing by her sheltered seat a fragile woman joyful like her rose petals her last breath foreseen Near her headstone they planted her yellow rose "Enchanted"...

Copyright © Barbara Gorelick

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rose of sharon

rose of sharon single blossoms' great beauty close at night the morning sun says arise rose of sharon takes flight

Copyright © Sara Kendrick

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Pastel Fields

Pastel color scheme; Red, yellow, orange and more. Flexible flower; A living, pastel painting; roses scenting my back yard.

Copyright © M. L. Kiser

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Pink Rose on My Pillow


bone-tired and weary
pink rose on my pillow
someone loves me
wanting me home, yet wary
of what makes me late

mind and body stressed
a message at midnight
someone loves me
whispering I love you
massaging my mind

Copyright © Reason A. Poteet

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Rose Asks Forgiveness

Pulling energy
  Fervor from Heaven above
    Impaired by her thorns
     Faint memories of her past-
       Forgiveness is all Rose asks.

Honorable Mention in the "Description Made Easy" contest by Mac McGovern.

A. Green

Copyright © Amy Green

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Hopeless Romantic

hopeless romantic
red rose in a silver vase
telegraphed to you
with my heart
close behind

Copyright © Thomas Martin

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The white rose

Colours of sin work hard
To taint and stain my pure heart
It’s hard to stay white
When coloured roses unabashed bloom
Tempting me with all their might

Should I give in to
Temptation and adopt a hue
Or remain just white
And find my place in a wreath
Sinless, peaceful, nice and quiet.

Copyright © Afroze Ali