Just Beyond the Softest Sound

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Betty Bleen
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Just Beyond the Softest Sound

Post by Betty Bleen » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:51 am

The roses on my table
appear to be singing,
so sure of themselves
and their beauty.
Both proud and arrogant
they break into song
the minute they are alone,
when they think
no one hears.
I can tell by their pursed mouths
I have caught them in action,
they have been silenced in midair
by my scrutinizing eyes.
With red mouths agape
they stealthily suck in air,
in lieu of the next chorus,
their petals wrapped tight
to hide trilling tongues.

They cannot fool me.

From a vase on my table
the roses are singing,
stars in a theatre
of dishes, pots and pans.
I haven’t heard them yet
for they are secretive and sly.
Yet, somehow I know
this theory to be true.
While I am away
or while I am sleeping
I know they are singing,
shedding their petals
like a burlesque singer
sheds her clothes.
They repeat their song,
day after day,
night after night.
And, they will go down singing,
dropping from exhaustion
as the water runs dry,
till the last one withers and dies.

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Hope
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Re: Just Beyond the Softest Sound

Post by Hope » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:31 pm

Betty,
What a Wonderful way to look at roses I enjoyed this so much!

God Bless You Eva

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Brenda Pike
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Re: Just Beyond the Softest Sound

Post by Brenda Pike » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:06 pm

THE WONDERFUL ROSE.jpg
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BETTY, I AGREE WITH EVA, WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO VIEW ROSES. NEAT POEM. SINCERELY BRENDA

Betty Bleen
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Re: Just Beyond the Softest Sound

Post by Betty Bleen » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:51 am

Thank you Eva and Brenda. Glad you enjoyed my take on roses, my absolute favorite flower! :)

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Kathylynn
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Re: Just Beyond the Softest Sound

Post by Kathylynn » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:40 pm

Such a wonderful write to enjoy.

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