Quadrille: The Color of the Rose

Today Bjorn is our host for Quadrille Monday.  This is the last session before we go on a two week hiatus over at the dVerse Poets Pub.  Our Quadrilles today must contain as usual, exactly 44 words not counting the title and the word for the day – “rose”.  Rose – a verb, a noun – the red rose, the sun rose.  Come visit us over at dVerse and catch some of these short little wonders.

The Color of the Rose

The rose bloomed
a bright blue and spread her petals
over us all – at her heart
was the golden sun –
and at the end of the day
she let her petals fall
onebyone –
we caught and clutched them tightly –
sleeping, dreaming of tomorrow.

copyright kanzensakura

copyright kanzensakura

57 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Victoria C. Slotto
    Jun 26, 2016 @ 22:22:38

    The image of the rose dropping her petals onebyone is poignant, but still the hope of a new day prevails.


  2. thotpurge
    Jun 27, 2016 @ 04:35:58

    Lovely metaphors there! Good to get a start on the prompt thanks to your post! https://thotpurge.wordpress.com/2016/06/27/phantom-rose/


  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jun 27, 2016 @ 15:28:23

    Oh I do love the way you used that sky blue image of a rose… there is a hope of bloom again with your words.


  4. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com
    Jun 27, 2016 @ 15:41:44

    Sooo beautiful.


  5. jillys2016
    Jun 27, 2016 @ 16:12:09

    Beautiful picture! (The sky is my favorite subject when I shoot.) The personification is very well done and it falls so easily from the tongue.


  6. sarahsouthwest
    Jun 27, 2016 @ 16:23:04

    This poem is a sigh in itself. I love the idea of the sky as a rose. Beautiful.


  7. freyathewriter
    Jun 27, 2016 @ 16:33:23

    Delicious – I wanted to hold the petals myself and inhale the scent!


  8. Charley
    Jun 27, 2016 @ 16:38:49

    The sky as a rose. I love the quickness of catching the petals “onebyone!” Spell check hates it… but MS doesn’t possess a poetic code. Beautiful poem!


  9. ihatepoetry
    Jun 27, 2016 @ 17:20:26

    This was so clever! The sky as a giant perfect rose, each day renewing itself Gorgeous!


  10. Grace
    Jun 27, 2016 @ 19:49:07

    Love that the heart is the sun….and there is quiet acceptance of the seasons, blooming and falling–


  11. Bodhirose
    Jun 27, 2016 @ 20:01:18

    What a unique perspective to have that blue sky dropping her petals on us and having us clutch them to dream of a new tomorrow…so beautiful, Toni!


  12. Victoria Young
    Jun 27, 2016 @ 20:30:58

    Your poem is pure poetry! I could really picture the sky as the blue rose. Just gorgeous.


  13. SilverGardenia
    Jun 27, 2016 @ 22:02:54

    Love the thought of a blue rose!


  14. Glenn Buttkus
    Jun 27, 2016 @ 22:41:06

    As beautiful as your analogy/metaphor is in itself, still I sense, I feel the Asian influence over it, the words forming a gentle Japanese abstract painting, with the word “rose” is asian script.


  15. purplepeninportland
    Jun 27, 2016 @ 23:13:40

    This poem is like delicate layers of hope.


  16. lynn__
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 00:04:50

    Ah, roses are…blue! and we tightly clutch those petals of hope 🙂


  17. maria
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 01:14:33

    May they continue to bloom in the next days to come… Love the thought of tucking them in our sleep. ^^


  18. Josslyn Rae Turner
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 01:52:29

    Beautiful poetry, Toni!


  19. georgeplace2013
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 06:51:03

    sigh… simply beautiful


  20. Bryan Ens
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 08:43:58

    love the image of the sky as a blue rose with the sun at its center…the photo of the clouds was a lovely addition, as the clouds became the petals.


  21. Walter J. Wojtanik
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 09:14:05

    Rose-colored dreams are perfect, Toni! Love this!


  22. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 10:14:47

    All the soft “s” sounds give this a wistful feel. Wonderful, Kanzen. ❤ ❤


  23. Linda Kruschke
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 11:13:19

    You don’t see a lot of blue roses, but I love this one.


  24. whimsygizmo
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 13:05:19

    Oh, my yes. I see this is the sky, blooming. GORGEOUS.


  25. kim881
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 16:19:27

    Blooming in blue and dropping petals onebyone – blooming loverly!


  26. Sue Anderson
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 13:30:37

    This poem is lovely.

    And at its heart, the golden sun…


  27. Misky
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 14:50:09

    Toni, this poem is a wonderfully clever creation. Rose coloured dreams. Perfect.


  28. Arcadia M
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 20:18:45

    Another lovely poem.


  29. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Jun 30, 2016 @ 21:46:44

    A beautiful interpretation


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