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Winter Rose - A Sonnet Awarded First Place MID DECEMBER STANDARD CONTEST any form or none,any theme,max of 20 lines sponsored by: Brian Strand  

 

 

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? 

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Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 1/5/2019 8:40:00 AM
Very nicely written!
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Date: 11/10/2018 7:55:00 AM
Enjoying your poetry and found this gem. Fantastic. Following your work!
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Date: 11/11/2018 5:57:00 AM
Thank you so much for your kind comments, Mark.
Date: 4/21/2018 4:38:00 PM
Belated congrats on your much deserved win with this very beautiful sonnet, Elaine.
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Date: 4/26/2018 8:43:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by and for your most welcomed comments.
Date: 1/12/2018 12:50:00 PM
Amazing, Elaine You have used the metaphor well. Congrats on your win. // Barry
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Date: 1/18/2018 9:54:00 AM
Thank you so much for your much appreciated comments, Barry.
Date: 1/11/2018 6:27:00 PM
Such a stirring sonnet, Elaine. Congratulations for your wonderful win. ~Susan
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Date: 1/12/2018 6:35:00 AM
Thank you for your kind comments, Susan...much appreciated. Sincerely, Elaine
Date: 1/11/2018 10:54:00 AM
beautiful sonnet sweet Elaine ;)-luloo
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Date: 1/12/2018 6:37:00 AM
Thank you for your kind comments, Laura...much appreciated. Sincerely, Elaine
Date: 1/10/2018 7:32:00 PM
Thanks Elaine for this lovely sonnet, congrats on a fine placement!
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Date: 1/12/2018 6:40:00 AM
Thank you for your kind comments, John...much appreciated and for my placement. Sincerely, Elaine
Date: 1/10/2018 7:12:00 PM
So lovely and you already know I faved this one! Congratulations on your win with this beauty Lainie! : )
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Date: 1/12/2018 6:45:00 AM
Thank you dear, Connie...for your kind comments and never ending support of my poetry...it means so much to me. Elaine
Date: 12/12/2017 3:10:00 PM
Great write and win ..Congrats
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Date: 1/6/2018 10:44:00 AM
Thank you so much, Joseph. Sincerely, Elaine
Date: 12/5/2016 5:15:00 AM
A very beautiful sonnet for me to have found this fine morn! No choice but to add this to my fav list as its a true gem....
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Date: 12/10/2016 6:31:00 AM
This means so much to me, Robert. Thank you so much. Wishing you and yours a wonderful, magical Christmas. Elaine
Date: 10/26/2016 1:46:00 PM
Very lovely sonnet Elaine...congratulations
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Date: 10/28/2016 4:38:00 PM
Thank you Tim. Lainey
Date: 10/25/2016 8:38:00 PM
Hi. I really love the sonnet and am using it for my class project. I was wondering if you could tell me why you wrote this poem and a little bit about yourself? That would be very helpful. Thank you!
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Date: 10/28/2016 4:42:00 PM
Dear Rishi, Please let me know how you make out with your class project. Looking forward to hearing from you. Elaine
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Elaine George
Date: 10/25/2016 9:31:00 PM
Dear Rishi, Thank you for stopping by. 'A Winter Rose' is a metaphor representing a love that came to an end before it was consummated in order to spare hurting others. It therefore will remain forever frozen in time with all its ageless beauty and heartache. Now...if you go to the blogs posted on poetry soup, you will find the one I posted Oct. 24. There you will find my bio under, 'About the Authors', then click on see details. . Hope this helps.
Date: 10/4/2016 10:37:00 PM
Hi! I just wanted to tell you that I love this poem. It is so descriptive and beautiful. Carole
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Date: 10/25/2016 9:08:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by, Carole, and for your kind comments. Much appreciated. Lainey
Date: 4/20/2016 3:20:00 PM
Beautiful. Love the last two lines. :-)
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Date: 4/29/2016 4:40:00 AM
Thank you so much for your kind comments, Tom. Elaine
Date: 3/28/2016 6:12:00 AM
WOW! You certainly deserve all the good comments you have received.
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Date: 3/28/2016 9:32:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by, Barry, and for your kind comments. Elaine
Date: 3/21/2016 11:47:00 AM
What an incredible sonnet! You should be one of the reasons a world sonnet day should exist. Beautiful! So beautiful
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Date: 3/23/2016 4:06:00 PM
Thank you so much for your very kind comments, dear Funom. They mean so much to me. Elaine
Date: 1/31/2016 10:56:00 PM
What a lovely sonnet this is, Elaine. A7 and into fave's. I will enjoy reading this over and over again - exactly the kind of poem I love with melancholy sadness and depth of feeling. T.J
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Elaine George
Date: 1/31/2016 11:32:00 PM
Thank you, Teppo. I love sonnets and am honored that you have chosen this one as a favorite; that means a lot to me. Sincerely, Elaine.
Date: 1/27/2016 7:22:00 PM
Another smooth flow. Good job!
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Elaine George
Date: 1/28/2016 11:42:00 PM
Thank you! Elaine
Date: 1/15/2016 10:35:00 AM
Well written. Your imagery of the rose and the temptation to pick it and so lose the colour in winter's black and white is expressed nicely through your words.
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Date: 1/17/2016 12:25:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by and for your comments, Frank. Much appreciated.
Date: 1/11/2016 1:04:00 PM
The sonnet got my breath held... Saraphina
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Date: 1/11/2016 2:03:00 PM
Thank you for your kind comments, Saraphina. Elaine
Date: 1/11/2016 4:28:00 AM
Beautifully written, Elaine.
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Date: 3/23/2016 5:13:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments, Cona. Elaine
Date: 1/10/2016 2:17:00 PM
I love it. drift in dreams of a breathless kiss. wow! Thanks for sharing it Elaine ;) hugs xx ali
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Date: 1/10/2016 1:53:00 PM
Sometimes visions are best left untouched and savored for to touch them could unravel them forever. Beautiful Elaine
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Date: 1/11/2016 2:02:00 PM
Thank you for your comments, Kelli. Much appreciated. Elaine
Date: 12/23/2015 10:59:00 AM
Exceptional! Lovely phrasing and magnificent imagery, rhyming and cadence. '...its beauty held ageless in winter's breath,' '...as I drift in dreams of a breathless kiss.' Beautiful! Thanks for directing me to this treasure... Keith
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Date: 10/7/2015 2:09:00 PM
Truly beautiful...Simple - and yet with so much impact! My very best regards! :) john P.s...A Seven!
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