April 15, 2014

Free Verse...

Miniature Red Rose Bush
Produced Roses Each Day for Six Years

Miniature Love
Spring - you came to me
a budding miniature rose bush
with a deep red hue that holds
dew drops between her petals
 Summer - you came to me
your natural radiant beauty that
showered me with delicate buds
bringing me happiness for days
 Autumn - you came to me
to my surprise coming one last time
a single miniature rose bud for me
to entwine with grateful joy
 Winter - you came to me
snow to put you to sleep resting safely
until the following Spring and then you
will peek again through the soil -
 Bringing me happiness from your
structure of miniature love
  - Rhoda Galgiani

Free Verse Poetry Form has no rhyme, no special line length or no special pattern - It sounds like natural speech - It tells a story or paints a picture - It uses carefully chosen words to describe experiences or feelings - It is written like a poem and not like a paragraph - It must make sense to the reader…rg 


Karen O'Leary said...

Dear Rhoda,

I like the feel of this poem. The seasonal changes flow well. New look for Expressions! I really like it. Keep on sharing your words my friend. Always nice to come to this poetry haven.


Rhoda Galgiani said...

Thanks Karen - I like to change the look every couple of months and change the caption at the top. I try to be inspiring and of course, the book background works well for me. Always appreciate your loyal support my poetry friend...rg

Maurice Reynolds said...

Eloquent and rich is "Miniature Love," Rhoda. I am actually desiring that the summer come to me, lol, but I am touched by the meaning and illustration of each season you have expounded on. Thank you for sharing this. Continued blessings! -MJ

Rhoda Galgiani said...

Dear Maurice - I was so sad when my Miniature Rose Bush died. I bought it at the grocery store and to my amazement it grew to be three feet tall. Each Fall I would cut the bush back and each year it would grow again and produced beautiful Miniature Red Roses. I am not a Rose person, but this Rose Bush captured my heart...rg

Charlene McCutcheon said...

Another elegant poem so well written. I had a couple of miniature rose bushes that I had for several years bought from a grocery store. I too was always amazed that in the spring time they would come out of hibernation and bloom once again. I was sorry to leave them behind when I moved from Az. Thanks for the reminder of the joy I felt as I beheld the first rose buds open in the Spring.
Love, Charlene

Rhoda Galgiani said...

Dear Charlene - I am tempted to buy another Miniature Rose Bush because I miss her gift so much. I have 3 small bud vases sitting empty, they are waiting for her precious gift. Thank you for the comment...rg