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glanced at one last rose in my garden! deep crimson velvety petals - incandescent as luminous horizon at sunset, mystifying as the shadow of amber clouds glowing as the colour of my pulsating, fluttering heart ~ at the delightful thoughts of being with my beloved. summer is leaving ~ magical rose bush almost abandoned... one last flower bursting with radiant hues, still smiling a ravishing smile ~ last dance of a ballerina ~ a jubilant performance of a creative soul, before the curtain finally drops and the performer fades away with a departing bow. reminding the inevitability of separation, decay and death. It is alone and lonely... swaying and twirling on a brittle branch final witness of the rejoicing, I see the solitary beauty, bravely waiting to join its clan..... I will wait to see the resurgence of a new bud ~ I will wait, and not despair. Edited From " Last Rose" (written on November 30, 2020) For "Rose" Contest Sponsor: Robert James Liquori

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Date: 3/22/2022 1:21:00 PM
What a beautiful and touching poem, dear Mala! Beauty comes and goes, but there is hope: "the resurgence of a new bud". This poem goes to my Favs, my friend. ~ Warm regards // paul
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Date: 11/18/2021 9:28:00 PM
This is such a lovely poem, so unbeatable in the richness of images and the thoughts it emanates! A lone rose swaying on a brittle branch when the season of blooming is about to close ! Congratulations on your great win, Malabika !
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Date: 11/24/2021 6:10:00 AM
Thanks, Valsa. Appreciate your lovely comment.
Date: 11/17/2021 1:35:00 PM
Mala, congratulations on your win! There are so many wonderfully articulated layers of images all built on the foundation of hope moving in grieving. Wonderfully crafted. Sending you blessings, a hug and much love dear friend!
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Date: 11/18/2021 6:49:00 AM
Thanks, Sam. Your comments mean a lot to me.
Date: 11/17/2021 8:49:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. What a beautiful story/write and picture. Roses are leaving for now only to be back next year. Have a blessed day with your win...............
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Date: 11/18/2021 6:48:00 AM
Thanks, Paula. Appreciate your lovely comment.
Date: 11/17/2021 7:55:00 AM
This is great work as well like others of yours. With a beautiful rose image. Congratulations!
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Date: 11/18/2021 6:47:00 AM
Thanks, Christuraj. Really appreciate your comments.
Date: 11/12/2021 4:34:00 AM
So gorgeous. I love this. God bless you with a win. Love, Gina
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Date: 11/18/2021 6:47:00 AM
Thanks, Gina. Appreciate your comments.