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. magicalmysticalteacher

    September 2, 2014 at 10:24 pm

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


  2. Gabriella

    September 1, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Some beautiful lines!


  3. James Jamztoma Toma

    September 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I admire your outlook RK. very interesting and understandable


  4. 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.


  5. Susan

    August 31, 2014 at 5:34 pm

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


  6. 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..


  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. 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!


  9. Audrey Howitt

    August 31, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I agree with Sumana–beautiful and profound–this touches


  10. Mary

    August 31, 2014 at 1:10 pm

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


  11. Nataša Dolenc (@Natasek86)

    August 31, 2014 at 1:08 pm

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


  12. 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…


  13. Sumana Roy

    August 31, 2014 at 11:46 am

    beautiful and profound…both the spoken words and asides…



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