mistral rose

I stand
before Love
I am trembling
my soul is found
wanting and judged
unworthy of love.

Would a rose hide
from the sun
to bloom?

I lift my face
to Love
let its light
illuminate my shadows
and make me shine.



Dverse Poets Quadrille #12 – Rose

27 thoughts on “ROSE

  1. “I lift my face
    to Love
    let its light
    illuminate my shadows
    and make me shine.”

    I love this! Beautiful piece that fits perfectly to a gorgeous photo. ❤ I find "Love" here synonymous to "God"…

    1. Thank you for coming by, Maria. 🙂 I am glad you liked this piece.
      Yes, you are right. “Love” in this piece is another name for God. 🙂

  2. You wrote a very strong poem of the human condition when faced with a Lord God. The first stanza expresses exactly why so many run, deny… whatever. You bring the fear to life in your poem. Great work.

  3. The poem flows so wonderfully and the symbolic nature is remarkably well done. What most grabs my attention in the photo is that bud in the left forefront that is nestling up against the full rose – it speaks volumes!

  4. I don’t think the rose needs courage to face the sun that brings her life…funny that love can make us cringe in fear…but it sure can! Better to grab it with both hands and take our chances. 🙂 Lovely…

    1. The light shows us the truth about ourselves, truth which is not necessarily pleasant to know. 🙂 Thank you, Victoria, for dropping by and for the kind words.

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