From this room

where we meet in light and shadow

where love is made –

and war,

the stars reflect on a peaceful

field of blue iris.

I need to be loved like roses.

Silvery blades of a crescent moon

slice through fields growing wild.

Transparent things on winged feet

flit through silky Zoysia

nipping at life with amorous teeth.

125 thoughts on “Loved Like Roses

  1. This is lovely. “where love is made – and war. …nipping at life with amorous teeth.” Wonderful lines. And then wanting to be loved like a rose. The love of roses is thorny but so soft and beautiful after you’ve pulled the thorns, wipe off the blood off your sweating skin. I love the image.

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    1. I don’t know if you are familiar with Zoysia , a soft creeping exotic grass, as opposed to the more common St. Augustine . It’s fairly rare these days but as a child I recall how soft and luxurious it was. Thank you dear Rebecca, I hope you are enjoying your adventures! ❀️

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        1. Rebecca I would be so delighted to hear you recite my poem, you never need to ask. It’s truly my honor! Zoysia is native to Asia but it found its way here and for awhile it was a good standard of the wealthy but no more. Sending hugs!

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          1. I’m so glad you are having lovely weather. They are asking us to conserve water as hospitals are using liquid oxygen with Covid patients so the rain is welcome as sad as that is. All the best to you too!

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  2. Such an captivating read, Holly! Great immersive details that really pull the reader into the scene. ❀
    'I need to be loved like roses.
    Silvery blades of a crescent moon
    slice through fields growing wild.
    Transparent things on winged feet
    flit through silky Zoysia
    nipping at life with amorous teeth.' – truly magical verses! πŸ˜€

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  3. Holly, I love this one, as you have to look underneath a couple of words. It seems we have two lovers with a tempestuous relationships, but tonight is peaceful. To me, I sense the lovers had a fight and the roses are token of affection to make amends. So, the love me like roses comment speaks to the need to make-up for the ill-words the night or day before. Keith

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          1. As always Dear, you are too kind! I’m always happy to have a post by you to share! Hope you are having a good weekend, despite all the crazy around! Be safe, healthy and sane! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸŒΉ

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  4. Dear Holly,

    This is a sumptuous piece.
    Please know that every time I read the many beautiful words you write, I Love You Like Roses!

    ❦🌹❦🌹❦🌹❦🌹❦🌹❦🌹❦🌹❦🌹❦🌹❦🌹❦🌹❦🌹❦🌹❦🌹

    Music last night. Worst drummer….ever!!!
    Still I got a great start on RR’s opening outfit.

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          1. Trying to get back there!
            BUT
            Only 4 days left to actually vote on the EMMY noms.
            I’m watching screen in screen while I’m on the computer.
            Half way through Umbrella Academy.
            Then I draw!!!!

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          2. xoxoxoxo
            Done voting! I did all Costume Categories. I did best Production Design for Comedy, Drama, Anthology/Limited series & a couple more.
            Same for general programs.
            Anyway, I drew the line at reality shows/competition and children’s.
            My head spins.
            The best is; I honestly watched everything I voted for, or didn’t vote for.
            Now, on with the show! xoxoxo

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          3. OMG!
            I adore berets.
            I’ll do Rebecca in a beret next time.
            Perhaps a Beatnik Art Gowns post!!!
            All black gowns, hip and groovy, and all the AGMs in Berets! xoxo

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          4. Yes, it would!
            Perhaps, once this latest mystery s solved, RR & the AGMs could celebrate with gowns…all with berets!
            I’m over on Art Gowns now, working on the post!

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  5. β€œWhere we meet in the light and shadows, where love is made….and war.”
    What a symbolic two toned verse to represent the light and dark, the pleasures and pains of the heart and the feelings that come with love itself. A beautiful piece of work Rene🌹🌹β™₯️

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