Rose in the Snow

The rose bush

That they had planted

That first year together

Had the reddest roses

That always reminded him

Her red lips

It was this rose bush

That he often gazed upon

It was the one that brought her back

Time had raced on

And the years had flown

It was so long now

That she had been gone

Tragically taken from him

Leaving him alone

With an ache in his heart

But then one winter morning

As he drifted through the snowy garden

He stopped in amazement

And saw the snow

Capping a red, red, rose

At first he thought

It was his imagination

But then he felt

Her tender little hand

Brush across his cheek

It was then he realized

She hadn’t left him after all

She was there all around

And every where

She would stay by him

Until his days on earth were through

This filled him with such joy

That he then searched for signs

Most every day

Now that the summer was coming to an end

He looked at how the rose bush

Had started growing wild

It was full of red blossoms

And he knew one would remain

In the night as he sat gazing at the starry sky

He felt her hand slipping into his

Her perfume filled the air

And he sat and contentedly smiled

The night breezes soft and gentle

Blew the night clouds about

It was then that he heard

A soft, sigh and a whisper

Saying in his ear

I love you so

He was filled with such joy

Knowing she was there

No one could understand

Such a love was so real

But to him it was like heaven

To know she could still be beside him

Soon he knew the autumn winds

Would come and nature

Would start to change

That was when he began

To watch that red rose

As long as one remained

He knew his love was there

In the dead of winter

His heart remained with a warm glow

Just by seeing that red rose

Capped with a hat of snow

© 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Nobody writes about love as well as you do, Rasma.


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juneaukid 2 years ago from Denver, Colorado

A heart-warming poem!


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas

What a beautiful thought, Rasma.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful as always. Loved the video too...


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teaches12345 2 years ago

A very lovely poem. True love never dies.


Lantokey 2 years ago from Olde London Towne

Roses are the symbol of secrecy


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Rasma, your poetry is so beautiful. Even in death love shines through.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

You just keep getting better and better. Now it's quality, not quantity that counts.


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Beautiful Rasma!!


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Homeplace Series 2 years ago from Hollister, MO

Cannot beat a Rose in the Snow on a hot summer day! Thanks for sharing. ;-)


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James-wolve 2 years ago from Morocco

Beautiful style and something must be said :you have a beautiful way to end the poems.


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Rasma, this is so beautiful.


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

Beautifully expressed 'love'. Lovely flow of words and emotions. Voted up!


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

Gypsy-I love how you worked in the smell of her perfume and the smell of the roses in winter. Beautiful work! Love it! Jamie


Lantokey 2 years ago from Olde London Towne

'Cause a rose has to die every time you tell a lie'.

A line from the lyrics of the song of the same name.

Performed by 1970's pop group The Dooleys.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Bill.

Glad you enjoyed it juneaukid.

Thank you shanmarie.

Glad you enjoyed this and the video Ruby.

Hopefully it never does teaches.

Interesting to know Lantokey.

I believe that's so Shauna.

Thank you Demas.

Thank you Audrey.

The thought is a cooling one in the hot summertime Homeplace Series.

Thank you James.

Glad you enjoyed this Blossom.

Glad you enjoyed it Chitrangada and thanks for the vote.

Thank you Jamie and glad you enjoyed this.

Now I'll have to look up that song for sure Lantokey.


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

I think Billybuc said it best…no one writes about love and romance as well as you. :-)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Genna.


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midget38 2 years ago from Singapore

A fitting symbol of dedication, indeed!


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

I was drawn by the rose and kept by the love and gentleness of a poem! Beautiful Gypsy.

Voted up, awesome, beautiful, and shared.


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DealForALiving 2 years ago from Earth

Beautiful lines:

Soon he knew the autumn winds

Would come and nature

Would start to change


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Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This is beautiful and I hope that if I die before my husband the same happens to us. It would be a dream come true.


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oldiesmusic 2 years ago from United States

Lovely and moving poem, it really tugs my heart. True love will live, and will go on even when the love of your life is physically gone. Voted up, etc., sharing it! :)


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

This is so beautiful...and sentimental. I would have had to experience this emotional journey to write something like this!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Wishing you all a sunny and relaxing weekend.

Thank you Michelle.

Thank you Mary for enjoying and for the vote and share.

Glad you enjoyed DealForALiving

A beautiful dream indeed Susan which if we believe can become a reality.

The most beautiful kind a forever love oldiesmusic. Thanks for the vote and share.

Glad you enjoyed Rebecca. I've got a sixth sense and the things I've felt and seen can help inspire.


Lantokey 6 months ago from Olde London Towne

I've seen a rose in the snow. The petals become 'snap frozen' rendering the plant to remain colourful, eventually wilting but the plant should bloom once more.

In the dim distanct past i recall imagery of an exotic 'femme fatale' having a long stemmed ruby red rose in her mouth, the stalk wedged by her teeth. Her facial expression had the 'come on' look as she awaited her next victim. Obviously the thorns had been removed before hand.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 6 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Most interesting imagery of the girl with a rose in her mouth. This was inspired by a rose that didn't want to die....

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