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Two Roses

On our wedding he gave a crystal rose
Flowering forever, enrobed in glass
Ballerina's grace in delicate pose
Guardianship of tradition, of class

Witness of first years, of paper, cotton
Commitment held, her thorns learn to forgive
Pain polished away, stains dimmed, forgotten
Like love immortal, death she will outlive

Ten years on, he presented me her twin
Silvery spring caught; his honor, my gift
For old promises kept, new ones begin
He is still my rock amid rivers swift

Two roses, bloom in space the heart allows
Two roses, as eternal as our vows.

8/01/18

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Date: 1/28/2019 8:39:00 PM
"my rock amid rivers swift". Nice. I am a sucker for a sonnet. Thanks for sharing...………….peace!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 1/29/2019 7:12:00 PM
Thanks for your kind words, Richard!
Date: 9/6/2018 7:55:00 AM
Awesome sonnet my friend. Exceptional verses that reveal the depth of love and beauty represented by the rose.. A fav.. a glistening gem too.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 9/6/2018 1:47:00 PM
Thank you for your wonderful comment, Robert!
Date: 8/11/2018 6:56:00 PM
Michelle, this is so beautful and loaded with lovely imagery! The love and devotion reflected herein are simply awesome! I wish you continued love, joy, and happiness! Hugs. Pandita
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 8/12/2018 10:59:00 PM
We are celebrating our 13th anniversary in September, thank you for your well wishes!
Date: 8/5/2018 7:15:00 PM
Your imagery is surpassed only by the terrific feelings of love entwined in this gorgeous missive, Michelle. Well done!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 8/7/2018 1:29:00 PM
Always glad to hear from you, Caren!
Date: 8/5/2018 5:32:00 PM
Sounds like it's a Happy Anniversary! It's our 10th this year (too?). A delightful poem, Michelle.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 8/7/2018 1:30:00 PM
It will be our 13th in September, congratulations to you and your spouse on 10 happy years!
Date: 8/4/2018 3:23:00 PM
An absolute joy to read Michelle, i especially love the first stanza:-) hugs jan xx
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 8/5/2018 4:20:00 PM
Thanks for your kind words, Jan!
Date: 8/3/2018 3:53:00 PM
This is filled with the feeling of maritial bliss, a love that blooms eternal!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 8/5/2018 4:21:00 PM
Well it's not always "bliss" but thanks for your comment!
Date: 8/2/2018 6:48:00 PM
A nicely crafted sonnet Michelle...great work here...love & light...^WW^
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 8/5/2018 4:22:00 PM
Thank you for your thoughtful comment, WW!
Date: 8/2/2018 2:51:00 PM
Wow! This is strikingly beautiful. It's so rich in imagery, so profound in meaning. It's a FAVE for me. :) gw
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 8/5/2018 4:22:00 PM
Always happy for your input, so glad you liked it!