Tears dropping upon roses


“This day was gloomy, 

gray clouds drifting, 

then scurrying, across the sky.

Her sobs were not to be stopped,

her fate not to be transported

far away to other lands across

the ocean. Travel rough but 

not as fearful as her 

destiny of one day 

after another of 

hurts given 

out for no 



thoughts by Robin,

photograph also by her.

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My friend, Merril, writes

unique haibuns, poems,

weekly musings, and 

something called a quadrille. 

Her recent post is called, 

“Echoes from the Before Time.”

She mentions a rose garden “refuge,”

an “artificial oasis.” Please read 

more of what lies beyond 

the perimeter of a world

she created on her blog:


~ ~ ~ *** ~ ~ ~

The singular buttercream

rosebud capture seemed

to represent innocence;

while tears showed

in rain; pouring 

vinegar upon



50 responses »

  1. Flowers after the rain inspire such beauty. And I love the name of this rose. Buttercream. Just feels so soft and smooth on my tongue.

  2. So beautiful, Robin. Why is it that rain pulls out our most heartfelt emotions? Sun pulls out the happiest and the future, but rain is another story.

  3. Stunning photo of a beautiful yellow rose, Robin. Your complex must be lovely. My landlords don’t seem to think that beautifying the outside is worth doing, I guess. They barely keep the teensy front lawn mowed (don’t get me started – lol).

    I do see some lovely gardens on Tink’s walks, but roses are rare in this walking nabe, and the few rosebushes we see have red flowers. Such a treat to see a yellow one.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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