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The black iron rose

Beauty born of heat and force at the artist’s hand
Heat of the forge greets cold hard steel within its hungry flame
Soon steel will glow; hammer, tong and anvil close at hand

Stroke after stroke the hammers blows ring clear
Petal by petal; leaf by leaf white hot steel gives way
Out of the fury of fire and force; artistic beauty is born this day

Our black iron rose now stands tall, its beauty to behold
This rose will never wilt, this rose will never fade
Only grow more beautiful as it grows old

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  1. Date: 8/11/2012 1:43:00 PM
    How delightful...a wonderful portrait, a black rose in bloom from the artist, with heart, hand and fire design. Lovely, I say. C. Alvez

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 7:29:00 AM
    Wow, this was just etched into mind. I love it.

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 5:00:00 AM
    A rose that will never die. This beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 11:27:00 PM
    my granddaughterwants to be a welder, I can't wait to see what she will create, nicely penned piece