© Marie Marshall
The thorns certainly make an impression.
Oh great !
Loved it, Marie! But there is a silver lining to this wonderful, sad ballad:
A thorn in the vein
is worth two in the tush…
Roses are special! 🙂
They grow on you.
very effective use of rhymes in the first part…and yeah…roses…special indeed
Rhyme in free verse is like the taste of metal in water. 😉
I’m convinced red is the most versatile colour.
But however thin you slice it, it’s still red.
While I am nothing short of blown away by the rose-blood-wine metaphor, I am most touched by the beginning of the poem – the words babe-naked except for my rings, and the concept of receiving flowers only to take your clothes off to mingle with them. This is the romance of flowers delivered in a long box with a big bow – not crammed into some styrofoam base and held upright with wires through the rose-hip. A thoroughly delightful piece for 2 audiences and then there’s the rest of us. T xx
The box doesn’t matter all that much, just the flowers and being naked for them.
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