Sunday, 21 December 2008

Red Roses

red roses oil on canvas
~
I saw a girl in a yellow dress
She was prettier than all the rest
With hair dancing upon the breezes
That was as black as light can conceive
She ran upon the grass barefoot
And all the Gods did come to look
To see her dance upon the ground
But not a sound, no music found
For something seemed so very sad
In everything she said and had
Like a little butterfly in the night
No words of rhyme could ever feel
What beauty lost and hate did steal
Symbols of a race and clan
Shadows that erase the hand
Blood and death upon the land
Meaningless to all, but man
~

19 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

The last four lines clinch it very well.

Pietro said...

A fine painting with beautifully matching colors, and a very musical poem.

Janice Thomson said...

Lovely painting Nick!
As mentioned above the last 4 lines say it all...

SandyCarlson said...

"What beauty lost and hate did steal" is a line that captures tragedy at its most painful.

Devika said...

Nice to see you back with your rhymes..

the last line is a blow-
loved it...the present world shows a need for it! :)

wishes,
devika

T and S said...

Perfect timing for a vase full of roses...Thomas

magiceye said...

...beautiful versed

Lorraine said...

You always combine sorrow and gentleness in your words and paintings, what a wonderful gift

manivannan said...

Wonderful poem! I agree the last four lines are poignant.

polona said...

you've captured life in all its beauty and also cruelty...

Devika said...

Hi Nick!

Wish you a Merry Christmas!

devika

Rhiannon said...

Very good poem...

Dropping by to wish you Happy Holidays Nick.

Never give up on your dreams..at least never give up on a few of them

Blessings,

Rhi

Sandy said...

Ohhhh beautiful roses, Nick. So delicate looking and love the poem. Last line is great.

Wanda said...

You have captured a lovely picture, and I must agree with everyone .....the last lines of your poem are very powerful.

Serena said...

Lovely roses, Nick...a meaningful and touching poem ~ :)

Maddy said...

Nice painting, beautiful poem

Pietro said...

Nick,
I wish you a wonderful and peaceful New Year!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

very nice!

Art and Poetry said...

Thanks for all your comments have a happy new year!