First Rose of May
How beautiful is what I see today
peeking from the green
and almost unseen,
blossoming for me – the first rose of May!
While she’s in the pink,
time is but a blink.
In this merry month, oblivious is she
to what’s to come as she poses prettily -
Her joy for now is sweet. What can she know
of life’s suffering?
She hears robins sing.
On her face, tears are but a dewy glow.
She is hope anew
now that she’s in view!
Will she – like me – feel her soul plunge to sorrow?
Or will I – like her – be until tomorrow
destiny evading. . .
a wish faint and fading?
May 21, 2018 for Broken Wing's "Let Your Pen Drip" Contest
Theme: a wish faint and fading
Note: Just the other day I saw my rose bushes' first rose and thanks to Constance's four words and theme, and the Qarinage Rhyme Pattern of
Gregory Barden's Contest, I was inspired to write this. This is also entered into the 'QARINAGE - Any Topic' Poetry Contest
Here is the Qarinage's rhyme pattern (also entered in Gregory's contest):
At least TWO verses of the following rhyme scheme, ABBACCDD + Refrain, (the refrain repeats after every verse), with syllable counts of 10,5,5,10,5,5,11,11 + 6, (6 is the refrain), and the LAST verse must have an EXTRA line of rhyme (D, 11 syllables), and an extra line of refrain, (6 syllables), that is different but rhymes.
Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2018