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A rose for The Rose

A rose for The rose

For being so prominent in poetry and prose

For no other flower has adorned with so much zest

Lover’s tresses or a Martyr’s wreath

For a single flower to epitomize love and hate

Cherished From classic to modern, blessed by choice and fate

For all the romance and all the tragedies it has seen

In the tears of pathos and in the pearls of glee

For the petals and thorns and the richness of their harmony

To be in ease with its beauty calling for awe and envy

For the delicate vulnerability of petals and strong character of thorn

To be everywhere and yet so exclusive, has there ever been a human such born?


-Soma Mukherjee

About Soma Mukherjee

I often say things that put me in a jam, Jams go well with Buttered Toasts, Toasts are great hosts, Ghosts not so much, Although they can dance, Not all dancers are serial killers, Serial killers do not use Body bags that often, body bags aren't leak proof, Proof is in the Pudding.

17 responses »

  1. perfectly rendered the true definition of a rose!

  2. Yes a rose will already be THE ROSE (for all reasons). I loved “the petals and thorns and the richness of their harmony” part of it. That rightly tells us what beauty can a sync of two opposites create.Enjoyed the read. Khub bhalo 🙂

  3. A rose is a symbol of great eternal love, as the Lord is the Rose of Sharon, whose life is never ending. I would rather embrace the heart of a rose, even let my fingers be pricked by a thorn, for in the end she will tend to the wound healing my spirit and my soul! Beautiful poem Soma!

  4. I echo Indira’s comment; such a lovely description of the essence of the Rose, Soma~xo

    • Its so sweeet of you to go through my earlier work and comment. thanks you so much Lauren, this poem is very close to my heart and it really makes me very happy when some one takes time to read this one 🙂
      thank you so much
      you are one of the most generous and loving friend I have 🙂
      hugs n love 🙂

  5. I think you said it all about the rose 🙂

  6. even the beauty of a rose looks faded dear infront of ur poem….all I can say is

  7. Blood-Ink-Diary

    @ Usha: totally Gertrude Stein (or Alice Toklas?!).

    @ Soma: Stunning poem! Keep the ink flowing….perhaps, take some of my “blood-ink”! hahah.

    @ Indira ji — well said! Couldn’t agree more!! Your girl has got talent to express – runs in the genes??

  8. Hi Soma,

    Stopping by via Deb’s blog. You have a very lovely space on here. This is a very beautiful well written poem as it captures the essence of the beauty of a rose. Have a great day and I will visit again soon to read more of your great poetry.

    Love, Peace, Happiness

  9. Can we say that the it is just a flower
    that is held by your love, together
    sooner or later it is sure to wither
    but in your heart it will live forever.

    Excellent verse.:)

  10. A rose is a rose is a rose… Gertrude Stein? 🙂

    The analogy you draw in the description of this beautiful flower is thought provoking!

  11. Thank you so much Indira ji , as encouraging and warm as always 🙂

  12. Never seen the essence of Rose put in words so marvellously.


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