Thoughts about :The Rose on Snow

31 Aug

Dew turns into frost;

Sweetness turns bitter




Our last breath of summer

Vapor thaws the rose.

Glory days are memories

Forgetting , understanding,

And, forgiving ourselves

For a beauty, yet, seen.


Lingering in love;

gracefully into winter

Oh, how can I embrace thee!

Knowing, I must let you go.


I guess, I will go.

Instead of leading

Let me follow.


With that said, I sigh;

Good-bye ego and pride;

 Blonde hair and blue eyes.

Romeo and Juliet and

 Perfect  Bob Dylan lines;

Proclaiming  a pause

To hear the tide

Of changing times.


Watching the petals falling,

Never touching ground.

A peeling self in love,

Always blossoms

In a soul

Never touching ground.



13 responses to “Thoughts about :The Rose on Snow

  1. Sumana Roy

    August 31, 2014 at 11:46 am

    beautiful and profound…both the spoken words and asides…


  2. brian miller

    August 31, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    forgiving ourselves for beauty yet seen…love that line
    some interesting situations here….peeling yourself…and giving yourself away…
    that is what made me think of…


  3. Nataša Dolenc (@Natasek86)

    August 31, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    so bitter sweet…. never touching ground… that line liners on.


  4. Mary

    August 31, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Very touching, ZQ. Good-byes are not always easy, but they happen.


  5. Audrey Howitt

    August 31, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I agree with Sumana–beautiful and profound–this touches


  6. Sherry Blue Sky

    August 31, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    This is spectacular and I love the idea of taking last week’s poem and further commenting on it, and rendering it even deeper meaning. I am most struck by “how can I embrace thee, knowing I must let you go?” The eternal conundrum. I love “goodbye ego and pride” and the “peeling self in love.” Wowzers, kiddo. Such a poem!


  7. Gillena Cox

    August 31, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    It’s interesting, how the verses can be read together or apart, in two poems or one longer string, have a nice Sunday

    Much love…


  8. Truedessa

    August 31, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Ugh How can I embrace thee knowing I must let you go…so much said it that one line..tugs at the heart it does..


  9. Susan

    August 31, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Love this. When poems are very condensed I always wish to ask the poet for thoughts.


  10. oldegg

    August 31, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    The melancholy at the change of seasons is mixed with sadness and the love of life in this haiku string.


  11. James Jamztoma Toma

    September 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I admire your outlook RK. very interesting and understandable


  12. Gabriella

    September 1, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Some beautiful lines!


  13. magicalmysticalteacher

    September 2, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    The various threads of this poem can stand on their own. Amazing!



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