Treasure Island

Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Soon There Will Be Roses


Soon there will be roses
Adorning gardens fair
Soon there will be roses
Their perfume everywhere

Roses white and yellow
Soft pink and crimson too
Roses in the sunlight
Bedecked with morning dew

When I touch the roses
Caress them tenderly
If I feel them quiver
I’ll know you still love me

Roses hold a secret
A secret in my heart
Roses are a symbol
Of love to thus impart

Soon there will be roses
I wait for them to bloom -
Roses sweet and fragrant
Shall sanctify my room

Submitted: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Edited: Sunday, March 23, 2014

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  • Roseann Shawiak (4/7/2014 6:15:00 PM)

    Lovely lilting rhythm throughout the poem, touching the strings
    of my heart and playing them like a violin with love, as the roses
    bloom interiorly. Thank you for such a beautiful poetical vision.
    RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (4/5/2014 11:46:00 AM)

    Waiting for the splendour of the roses to bloom, a symbol of your eternal love!
    Superb write! (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (3/31/2014 10:01:00 AM)

    Oh how I love roses. So many colorful blooms. Has
    an aroma that just permeates the senses. Your lovely
    expressions delights the emotions and lifts the heart.
    Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • Yash Shinde (3/30/2014 10:28:00 AM)

    ....oh so beautiful miss, loved reading this, I can see before my eyes blooms of roses...... (Report) Reply

  • Holly Jamestone (3/29/2014 1:02:00 PM)

    Soon There Will Be Roses was wonderful and beautifully written for the first week of spring. It was lovely, and every word was inspiring. The reader is like a butterfly, soaking in the magnificent aroma in a garden with hushed whispers in the shadows about the secret special meaning of Love. So well written. Simply can't say enough! - Holly Jamestone (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (3/28/2014 11:16:00 AM)

    They have ever been there and so will they ever be there...
    Your roses are sure to keep your garden very special for us Val. (Report) Reply

  • Dee Corpolongo (3/27/2014 8:29:00 AM)

    Oh, so beautiful Val....and I too love roses, so soft and fragrant...like a scent of love....from above.
    This is so unique in it's writing as always. Thank you for sharing all of them with us. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (3/26/2014 12:41:00 PM)

    I place my heart in a bud of perfume, soon it be revealed inside the roses...a meditation of art in nature, you recall it..i mean i love when you use nature as the subject, it fits me well again, and this is my first comment in PH after few months incubated in space LOL_SOul (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (3/25/2014 11:16:00 PM)

    Val, you seem to have a special love of roses...I always identify you with a smiling, fresh rose...... may be because a beautiful rose appears as we turn to your page! Stay ever fresh without fading! ! (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (3/23/2014 8:01:00 AM)

    ........so beautifully written with beautiful imagery.....and the fragrance from this beautiful poem gave me a big smile....a beautiful way to start the day.... (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Northall (3/22/2014 1:33:00 PM)

    Hi Val, So succinct, but full of love, and memories, I love the line If I feel them quiver I'll know you still love me. The caressing of the petals, it is life like, because roses bring that emotive
    feeling to feel their soft, velvet smoothness.
    I love it Val (Report) Reply

  • Susy Evelyne (3/22/2014 9:28:00 AM)

    A lovely tribute to roses that tells of their significance to you. I agree, roses - even a single rose - add grace and fragrance to a room. (Report) Reply

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