Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I AM NOT A ROSE.....BUT I LIVE CLOSE TO SOME........


I am not a rose, but I live close to some
and I am better for all that.

I am not the wind and my head lowers a bit
But it caresses my face
and I am better for all that.

I am not the winding stream that makes it's way through the emerald green,
and gives health to growing things, and is loved for the joy it brings....and I sigh.

But I can hear her speak and watch her work
and I know I am better for all that.
But there are those who come and trample on the roses
(never will the April rain call out the lovely ones again)
and I cry.


For though I am not a rose,
I live close to some.

Written by Martin Antonelli
Proprietor Voltaire Restaurant

Have a beautiful day my beautiful friends,

Jo

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeously poetic and beautiful Jo..thanks for sharing yoru sparkle...shine on! gorgeous photos!!

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  2. I can absolutely
    smell those roses
    right through my
    computer screen, Jo!
    Beautiful pictures
    and the poem is very
    moving. Lovely thoughts
    for a frosty Wednesday
    morning!
    xx Suzanne

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  3. Gorgeous roses and beautiful poem. I just love all the beautiful roses on your page.

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  4. Lovely poem on this icy Wednesday morn. Roses are amongst my favorite flowers. Thank you.
    Mary

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  5. Hey dear friends....as always....thanks for stopping by...right now we are in the middle of uploading a new blog design....so pardon the Construction!
    (O:(O:

    Xo

    Jo

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  6. Love this poem Josette and the pictures along with it make it so much more sentimental... I love your new header gorgeous,
    Rosemary...X

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  7. Beautiful Jo...what a lovely thought to rest my head on :)

    Jeanne xx

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  8. Dear Josette: What breathtaking roses...so delicate and exquisite. You have a lovely blog.

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for commenting, too. Please come back any time. Susan

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  9. What a beautiful way to end the day Jo.
    Thank you.
    Blessings,
    Penny

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  10. Hi,dear,dear Jo:-)*

    I am absolutely obsessed with roses...are my fav.garden flowers!
    This poem is TRUE and how beautiful is these roses too!!!

    Thank you for share and wish you relax,warm,cozy day,

    Love,
    ***Violetta***

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  11. Hi Jo,

    Yes, you and I are kindred spirits from the rose garden...your words in the post are beautiful as are your roses.

    *hugs*

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  12. What a beautiful poem but girl look in the mirror...you are a rose!

    God bless ya and have a wonderful day!!! :o)

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  13. Beautiful poem and stunning pics! Thank you for warming my day.

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  14. You are such a sweetheart Jo....Thank you for wandering over to meet Valentino. I am so pleased you like him...
    Enjoy your weekend my friend
    Blessings,
    Penny

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  15. I definitely needed that glimpse of spring. Thanks!

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