Thursday, July 2, 2009

Rose Parade

It was a little budding rose,
Round like a fairy globe,
And shyly did its leaves unclose
Hid in their mossy robe,
But sweet was the slight and spicy smell
It breathed from its heart invisible.

The rose is blasted, withered, blighted,
Its root has felt a worm,
And like a heart beloved and slighted,
Failed, faded, shrunk its form.
Bud of beauty, bonnie flower,
I stole thee from thy natal bower.

I was the worm that withered thee,
Thy tears of dew all fell for me;
Leaf and stalk and rose are gone,
Exile earth they died upon.
Yes, that last breath of balmy scent
With alien breezes sadly blent!

O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly played in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry:

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun;
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only Luve,
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it ware ten thousand mile.


Brooke (CreativeCountryMom) said...

Karen, I am going to pass the crown to you as Rose Queen. I have had sooooo much trouble this year. It just breaks my heart to have my roses look so pitiful this year. We have had so much rain and I have blackspot on almost every rose. I have sprayed non-stop, but I am about to give up. I have a few blooms, but they are leafless the bottom two thirds of the bushes. I called a nursery I love, and they said it was the wet spring and early my location... I live on a 48 acre lake. They think we have too much moisture in the air for growing roses. I will not take them out, but I am not buying any new ones either. So.... I will enjoy yours!

Karen said...

Actually I have had more problems with black spot this year than any other as well.... A couple of my rose bushes aren't doing so well. The majority though I caught early and although I didn't stop it... I cut back and cleaned up and new growth sprouted fast.