Ravishing Rose

She struts draped in crimson velvet;
fragrance she wears imbued with
a sense of awe entices with promises.
Symphonic femininity, though prickly
by nature, turns heads; envy obvious
as suitors and bards compete in verse
for she takes only one lover at a time.
Ravishing Rose herself, declares love.

note: Rose is out of town at present as she can’t stand the cold and dark autumn. And the piece is in response to Midweek Motif, “The Flower – Rose” at Poets United.


Of autumn and love—
Can there be more gifts
Than reflection and affection?
October extravagant
Boasts and delights;
Explosion of colour, nature
Reminds us to breathe.

October Days

note: The poem was inspired by the Midweek Motif, “Autumn” at Poets United.

On Being

I’m so close, I may look distant.

So completely mixed with you, I may look separate.

So out in the open, I appear hidden.

So silent, because I am constantly talking with you.

~ Rumi

note: Fresh poem coming out in September.