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The Gift of a Rose

There thrives inside the garden walls
a bloom that enchants and enthralls
oft' luring poets to compose

Amidst sweet scents, all others pale
Designs on ardor will prevail
when given the gift of a rose

Velvet petals in crimson red
lends voice to love in words unsaid
from hearts in which emotion flows



Written in Nove Otto Form (aabccbddb with each of the 9 lines having 8 syllables)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 5/6/2018 3:23:00 AM
Amazing rhyme and rhythm, love this poem.
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Lin Lane
Date: 5/6/2018 8:23:00 PM
Thanks ever so much, Harry.
Date: 5/5/2018 5:28:00 PM
beautifully penned Lin and indeed the rose is inspiration for many poets:-) Thanks for bringing this lovely form to my attention:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/5/2018 8:33:00 PM
Thanks very much, Jan. It's only 9 lines and is quite easy to follow. I think you'd like it.
Date: 5/5/2018 2:15:00 PM
Beautiful, dear...I'm not aware of this form. Thanks for explaining it in the footnote. That last stanza really spoke to my heart. Lovely
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Date: 5/5/2018 8:32:00 PM
It's one used on another site and I've enjoyed using it. Thanks so much, Eileen.
Date: 5/5/2018 11:29:00 AM
Another beautiful poem, Lin, this is such an easy flowing form, an enjoyable read. John
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Date: 5/5/2018 8:31:00 PM
Thank you, John, It's an easy form to follow...not too many rules to govern it.
Date: 5/5/2018 10:29:00 AM
Lovely, Lin. Superb poem. Congrats.
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Date: 5/5/2018 11:09:00 AM
Thanks so much for liking this one, Line.
Date: 5/5/2018 9:55:00 AM
Beautiful and beautifully written, Lin. The rose of red has enticed many a pen to write about its beauty, its meaning time and again. All the best to you. :) ~ Artsie
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Date: 5/5/2018 10:25:00 AM
Thank you very much for your gracious comments, Artsie.