A Rose by any Other

C. Vincent Ferguson - Red Rose - Digital Image
C. Vincent Ferguson – Red Rose – Digital Image

“The east is yellow as a daffodil.
Three steeples—three stark swarthy arms—are thrust
Up from the town. The gnarlèd poplars thrill
Down the long street in some keen salty gust—
Straight from the sea and all the sailing ships—
Turn white, black, white again, with noises sweet
And swift. Back to the night the last star slips.
High up the air is motionless, a sheet
Of light. The east grows yellower apace,
And trembles: then, once more, and suddenly,
The salt wind blows, and in that moment’s space
Flame roofs, and poplar-tops, and steeples three;
From out the mist that wraps the river-ways,
The little boats, like torches, start ablaze.”

Sunrise

by Lizette Woodworth Reese

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone, But Not Forgotten

Gone, but not Forgotten

Vince Ferguson - Rose Tyler - Digital Image
Vince Ferguson – Rose Tyler – Digital Image

A Daughter of Eve

by Christina Rossetti

A fool I was to sleep at noon,
And wake when night is chilly
Beneath the comfortless cold moon;
A fool to pluck my rose too soon,
A fool to snap my lily.

My garden-plot I have not kept;
Faded and all-forsaken,
I weep as I have never wept:
Oh it was summer when I slept,
It’s winter now I waken.

Talk what you please of future spring
And sun-warm’d sweet to-morrow:—
Stripp’d bare of hope and everything,
No more to laugh, no more to sing,
I sit alone with sorrow.

White Tulip Poem

Vince Ferguson - White Tulip - Digital Image
Vince Ferguson – White Tulip – Digital Image

Our White Tulip

I hope you find yourself
though you may not be searching right now

I hope you feel well in your freedom
and it prospers over your wildest dreams

I hope someday you feel secure enough
to open up more and see the Truth that always was, is and will be

I hope you are brave enough
to someday see that life isn’t about giving up
and not letting it just pass you through

I hope we are lucky enough
to someday both find our white tulip

by SilentPleasure,

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