Elegant Rose MAG

By Adria Olson, Edgewood, WA

My mother, Anna Gibson, was a prestidigitator.
The neighbors always swore that even heaven’s
garden couldn’t compare with hers.
Sometimes in the early morning when e’ryone
was asleep, I’d grab a quilt that Mama made,
and go lay out in her miniature flower farm.
I’d close my eyes and let my body be drenched in the
fragrance of her hard work that outlined each petal.
Mama loved giving her flowers just
as much as she loved growing them.
Every time she’d call upon other fine ladies,
she’d make sure to bring a bouquet for them.
Sometimes she’d leave flowers on doorsteps –
but they’d always know they were from her.
Papa called her his Elegant Rose.
So when Papa died, Mama put a bouquet
of her best roses in his smooth, oak casket.
And those roses – those elegant roses –
were almost as lovely as she

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on Oct. 18 2011 at 12:47 pm
Emin3mAC SILVER, Nogalas, Arizona
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Beautiful poem..the elegancy of the woman from your poem says that you are an elegant writer..Dont stop writing..

kkstarr said...
on Sep. 26 2011 at 6:07 pm
wow this poem is so beautiful!  i could almost imagine you lying there!  brilliant!

on Aug. 13 2011 at 9:30 pm
girlonfire95 GOLD, Greeneville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."

-Dr. Seuss

This is beautiful! I love roses myself. Good job! I'd appreciate your opinion on my work.

storystar said...
on Jun. 30 2011 at 10:38 am
storystar, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." -Dr. Seuss

I love your voice! It sounds like you're from the South. I could almost smell the roses myself as you described them. :)

on Apr. 25 2011 at 8:17 pm
remembermeplz PLATINUM, Friend, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
"when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace" -- Jimi Hendrix

I love it =) the story of it is amazing and your choice of words really flow.

Amazing =D

Aiden PLATINUM said...
on Apr. 3 2011 at 12:40 pm
Aiden PLATINUM, Vicksburg, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
i am me, that's all I'll ever be.

this is really REALLY good. I think its really sweet and beautiful.

on Mar. 13 2011 at 6:43 pm
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

This is a beautiful poem. It had strong emotion behind the perfectly chosen words. I loved how you weren't formal, and went for a comfortable, casual style. Great job, and continue writing.

on Aug. 4 2010 at 6:32 pm
LaurenE. PLATINUM, Nashville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
Two woods diverge in a yellow wood, and I- I took the one less traveled. And it has made all the difference. -Robert Frost

I love the imagry of your words. The ending almost is tearful, you pulled in everything that you could ever say in a story into a paragraph and tied it all in on the last sentance. It's beautiful. Is this a true story? 

on Jun. 21 2010 at 2:49 am
JamieStarr GOLD, Sevierville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
o! thats why i love you. :) i love you.

this was wonderful i loved it and it is definetly going to be added to my favorites. and i am sorry to here that your dad passed away i know what it feels like :(

on Apr. 22 2009 at 12:32 am
HopelessRomantic GOLD, Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wow I really love this piece of poetry. I may add it to my favorites!

twilightgirl said...
on Apr. 21 2009 at 8:13 pm
i like ur poem

Sylvan123 said...
on Apr. 21 2009 at 6:13 pm
that was incredible! I love it it really caught my eye!

on Apr. 21 2009 at 5:06 pm
i♥him BRONZE, Clarkston, Michigan
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that was so amazing and beautiful i cant stand :)

on Apr. 21 2009 at 1:30 pm
TheRealAriel1995 PLATINUM, Highland Village, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"See in what peace a Christian can die." - Joseph Addison
"How come everyone will come to your funeral, but nobody will come see you when you are living?"

Very well written, keep up the good work!

on Apr. 5 2009 at 11:06 pm
Mara Bower-Leo SILVER, Portland, Oregon
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really nice poem.

SallySongy said...
on Apr. 5 2009 at 10:54 pm
A great poem. Wish I could write that good. You forgot the period on the last line!

adria fan said...
on Apr. 5 2009 at 10:18 pm
Beauiful Poem!!

Keep it up, advanced search Sydney M. and please look at my stuff.


on Apr. 5 2009 at 3:14 pm
annkaykay2011 DIAMOND, Lansing, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I am who I am, sorry, no changes."

Its very beautiful and I like the style of writing you chose. Keep it up!

melinda13 said...
on Apr. 5 2009 at 6:29 am
beautiful. i really loved the last two lines, these ones:

"So when Papa died, Mama put a bouquet of her best roses in his smooth, oak casket.And those roses – those elegant roses –were almost as lovely as she." it was awesome!! keep on writing!


Stephy Hunny said...
on Apr. 4 2009 at 7:25 pm
Oh my gosh. That was like so beautiful and so lovely and it almost made me cry. i thought the easy flow of your poem made it sweeter and more flexible for feeling and thought. I think that it had a strong blend of powerful writing with witty contrasts. I loved it. I really did.


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