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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: 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!

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  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

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 3:27:00 PM

    Congratulations on your no. 1 win with this beautiful poem. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 2:54:00 PM

    congratulations on your fist place win with this wonderful write

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 1:11:00 PM

    Congrats Lainie on your first place win in the contest with this loveliest of poetry my friend..

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 11:01:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry X2 making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Lainie. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/9/2010 12:52:00 PM

    Just browsing through my favorite poets and read this gem. This is so exquisite and such a pleasure to read. Your poems are awesome. love Heidie

  1. Date: 4/9/2010 7:15:00 PM

    Lainie, This poem is written in the same style as the masters and it is thrilling to read poetry that captures the heart while at the same time taking your breath away! A truly beautiful Sonnet. blessings, Connie This will be another poem of yours entered into my fav's.

  1. Date: 2/12/2010 11:21:00 PM

    Very Romantic, beautiful indeed...Charma

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    Smile ˜ Well It Was Kind Of Cold That Night, With The Waves Crashing On The Beach * And For One Desperate Moment * Owww Yea, Alright, Take It Easy Baby, Make It Last All Night * She Was, An American Girl :) *
  1. Date: 1/27/2010 11:49:00 AM

    Good write! Thank you for being you! Ann

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 3:55:00 AM

    I was with you there that winter day. you had me tasting and breathing it all. The petals shattering as they fall.

  1. Date: 1/21/2010 11:00:00 AM

    Most enchanting poem, Elaine -a poem expressing profound sentiments. I haven't read such a magnificent poem in the recent past. Keep writing. Thanks for your encouraging comments on my poem Do not Knock. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 1/17/2010 4:37:00 PM

    thank you very much

  1. Date: 1/17/2010 2:17:00 PM

    pretty poem,

  1. Date: 1/17/2010 7:27:00 AM

    Very nice entry for the contest, Elaine! Wishing you good luck and thank you for your comment...Gert

  1. Date: 1/17/2010 6:59:00 AM

    this is just beautiful, Lainie :) I sure am glad I read it--reminded me somewhat of the rose in "beauty and the Beast"--this goes to my faves--your last couplet just rounded this sonnet perfectly. I know this is gonna be a winner :)

  1. Date: 1/17/2010 12:35:00 AM

    Best wishes with this poem Elaine.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments today.

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 3:58:00 PM

    Good luck in the contest with this lovely sonnet. Thank you for your comments opn my "Wild Love". I am going to be posting my poem "The Blackberry and the Rose which inspired my "Wild Love" as the other side of the tale. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 11:00:00 AM

    Very tender, dear Lainie. Would you email me your address. I'd like to send you some pictures of violins to help the image of my novel. Love, Old daver

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 8:34:00 AM

    Elaine, this is simply beautiful and it is going to my favs. I wish you the very best of luck in the contest, its a sure winner in my eyes >> James

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 8:26:00 AM

    Thank you for your welcome comments & observation today Elaine .Rgds Brian.Bes wishes with this and all your artistic endeavours

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 7:46:00 AM

    Thank you for your welcome blog comment today Elaine.Rgds Brian