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Rose in The Garden

I am far from enamoured by the Rose.
The colour most gifted is often red.
Unoriginal it is mostly chose.
Men lay soft petals upon lover’s bed.

Do women not imagine so much more?
Other flowers that will not prick their skin!
Instead perhaps bright Sunflowers adore.
Neglecting other blossoms is a sin.

Select a yearning yellow daffodil,
or single splendid Poets Narcissus.
With these a glass vase I would rather fill.
Could they not garner a passionate kiss?


I’m enamoured by her in every way,
as I watch sweet Rose in the garden play.


“Not Just any old Rose contest”
Sponsored by Mark Massey.
Written: July, 26th 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 10/22/2018 3:07:00 PM
It is cliche, red roses. Instead of bringing flowers, take her to a botanical garden to be one with the bouquet, and discover the one's she love.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/22/2018 4:20:00 PM
Great idea!
Date: 9/5/2018 1:22:00 PM
I agree. I love all flowers. My husband raises orchids and other flowers as well as roses. I enjoyed your poem Richard. : )
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Date: 8/17/2018 1:38:00 PM
Tried to leave a comment ..didnt pass through.Let me try again. All flowers carry a certain beauty ..Sunflowers and daffodils can look just as beautiful in a vase.A rose is always a rose admired by most,yet my faves are the wild daisy and white cala lily..Lovely poem Rick.As always you're one of thw best poets I admire.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/18/2018 8:12:00 AM
Ya, sometimes the comments don’t post properly. Thanks for all the visits :0) Also thanks for making me blush, you are sweet.
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 8/17/2018 1:40:00 PM
Sorry for that..It seemed they passed three times now.Anyway you have both comments now.My long and my shortest version :)
Date: 8/17/2018 1:34:00 PM
I love the wild white daisy...and The white Cala lily the most...but a rose is always playful ,and intriguingly beautiful ..Isn t it?.My daughter love Sunflowers Rick..Lovely poem...It would be boring if the only beautiful flowers in the world were roses...and all women where called by the same flower :).Lovely.
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Date: 8/17/2018 1:34:00 PM
I love the wild white daisy...and The white Cala lily the most...but a rose is always playful ,and intriguingly beautiful ..Isn t it?.My daughter love Sunflowers Rick..Lovely poem...It would be boring if the only beautiful flowers in the world were roses...and all women where called by the same flower :).Lovely.
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Date: 8/17/2018 1:33:00 PM
I love the wild white daisy...and The white Cala lily the most...but a rose is always playful ,and intriguingly beautiful ..Isn t it?.My daughter love Sunflowers Rick..Lovely poem...It would be boring if the only beautiful flowers in the world were roses...and all women where called by the same flower :).Lovely.
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Date: 8/14/2018 11:26:00 AM
Those last two lines are a grand comment in and of themselves. I simply read them and admire... ~ Gershon
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/15/2018 8:32:00 AM
Thanks Gershon.
Date: 8/11/2018 1:23:00 PM
Hi Richard, love the content of your excellent Sonnet. There is beauty to be found in most flowers but for some reason the rose is synomonous with love. The rose, a poetic device has sung through the ages. I do love the colours and shapes of so many different flowers. I could spend hours sitting in a garden. I have to admit, any roses and that would be my eyes first port of call. Excellent Sonnet Richard. Good luck in the contest Richard. Have a wonderful saturday. Your friend always....Mike.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/15/2018 8:33:00 AM
It didn’t make the cut still I am happy with the piece. Thanks for your visit.
Date: 8/6/2018 2:19:00 PM
I like a variety of flowers, but there does seem to be something special about the rose. Very nice sonnet, Richard!
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Date: 8/1/2018 10:52:00 AM
Very good Richard, best wishes in the contest...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/4/2018 9:31:00 AM
Thanks Charlie.
Date: 8/1/2018 6:11:00 AM
Well done, an impressive sonnet for the contest and the history books. Clever delivery of emotionally touching impact. Good luck in all things! Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/1/2018 9:34:00 AM
Hi Cay Cay, thanks for the hug.
Date: 7/31/2018 11:22:00 PM
Back for one more look! Lol i believe a plant would be better a chance to keep it alive! Just saying lol! Great write though my friend! Hugs Brenda
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 8/12/2018 3:07:00 PM
Lol but so very true indeed!;)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/1/2018 9:24:00 AM
Good point but hard to lay on!
Date: 7/31/2018 8:36:00 AM
It is a really lovely sonnet, with a great twist in the end, I absolutely love reading it good luck my friend and I wish you best of luck in the contest
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/1/2018 8:37:00 AM
Thanks for the visit and good luck Faraz.
Date: 7/31/2018 5:33:00 AM
A beautifully written sonnet, Richard. Enjoyed reading. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/31/2018 7:45:00 AM
Thanks T.J.
Date: 7/30/2018 2:38:00 PM
Nice job -JT
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/31/2018 7:46:00 AM
Thanks JT
Date: 7/29/2018 3:27:00 PM
ahh, but the girl Rose has taken your heart!! I love all the flowers, but I guess the rose I particularly like because it grows each year and I do not have to do a thing to keep my rose bushes growing!! Great job for the contest, Richard.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/30/2018 8:27:00 AM
Thanks Andrea. :0)
Date: 7/29/2018 2:00:00 PM
Enjoy this very clever and orginal, rose poem. Enjoy and appreciate the quality of your poetry. Seems to be much more than a hobbie which is fine for some. Linda
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/30/2018 8:29:00 AM
Thanks Linda. I have slowed down writing this year. Time seems at a premium. Thanks for your visit.
Date: 7/29/2018 11:10:00 AM
Great sonnet Rick! Your work is always worth the visit as you never disappoint! Thanks Rick!;) Hugs Brenda
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/30/2018 8:31:00 AM
Thanks Brenda, I’m pleased you enjoyed this one.
Date: 7/28/2018 9:52:00 PM
Very creative, ummmmm can I say, I love wild flowers!! and wild women!!! :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/29/2018 8:59:00 AM
Ha ha, great comment Art.
Date: 7/28/2018 10:44:00 AM
Hi Richard, This is a good Sonett for the contest. As common as it is for a girl to a rose, I welcome the rose. It's a nice gesture and Iike roses. I wish you the best of luck in the contest:-) Alexis
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/29/2018 9:45:00 AM
In truth I love the Rose. Thanks for commenting.
Date: 7/28/2018 9:14:00 AM
Love the word play and clever ending to the poem. I'm not a rose fan, I don't grow them and hubby has never bought me them so i would find it hard to write for this contest, much prefer carnations and now have over 30 orchid plants in my front room. the rose may be a favourite with many poems but not with me:-) good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/28/2018 10:02:00 AM
Sounds lovely Jan. I always think orchids look like alien beings.
Date: 7/28/2018 6:54:00 AM
Another great write from a great poet...love the word play...well done, Richard...good luck in the contest...Charlie
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/28/2018 7:42:00 AM
Thanks Charles.
Date: 7/28/2018 3:52:00 AM
All quite unexpected and very well worded, a very good write.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/28/2018 8:02:00 AM
Thanks Lawrence.
Date: 7/28/2018 1:46:00 AM
Now, that's a twist, great word play, Richard:)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/28/2018 8:12:00 AM
Thanks Jo.
Date: 7/27/2018 10:49:00 PM
Loved the ending... very creative couplet that speaks of love and adoration for a woman with that name. An original take on the theme. Good luck. Hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/28/2018 8:13:00 AM
Thanks, I was hoping it would be a surprise. I started with the end in mind. Hugs Rick.
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