Sea Rose

Rose, harsh rose,
marred and with stint of petals,
meagre flower, thin,
sparse of leaf,

more precious
than a wet rose
single on a stem --
you are caught in the drift.

Stunted, with small leaf,
you are flung on the sand,
you are lifted
in the crisp sand
that drives in the wind.

Can the spice-rose
drip such acrid fragrance
hardened in a leaf?

by Hilda Doolittle

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Comments (5)

its good but doesn't make sense so please read carefulluy
Original and full of emotion- enjoyed rt immensely
Wonderful poem with rhyme and beautiful diction. Enjoyed the poem. Thanks for sharing.10 points.
Nice poem on rose, I liked it.
Sea rose I like it hilda