The Sunshine Factor

where sunshine is a way of life

Poetry Saturday – Rose



Pink rose petals

Pink rose petals (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Amorpha fruticosa flowers. Note that unlike mo...

Amorpha fruticosa flowers. Note that unlike most other plants of the bean/legume family this one’s flowers only have one petal. Usually a bean flower has a large “standard”, two “wings” and two “keel” petals. Here, only the large standard petal is developed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


When the dew

sparkles on your fragrant petals

I know it’s June


I think of my Aunt June

whose name I have for my middle name

(she was born in June, I was not)


Dear rose

you have so many lovely varieties

I like the peace rose most of all


Light yellow petals

with a soft pink in the middle of the flower

the fragrance even more delicate than other roses


To look upon you

I feel peace —

just like what is your name


Please try

to hang around longer this year

that way

I will remember to be

happy and smiling all year ’round


Author: Debb Stanton

I am an optimistic, positive person who is a seven year cancer survivor. Since that time I have learned that getting a cancer diagnosis does not always mean an automatic death sentence. I like to share my hope with others and continue to encourage them - no matter who they are or what they need encouragement for. I write poems, prayers, articles, and stories. Recently the premiere issue of my online magazine, launched. Thank you for visiting!

8 thoughts on “Poetry Saturday – Rose

  1. Beautiful and thank you for the ping back X

  2. Beautiful, Debb, just beautiful 🙂
    I have one rose in a large pot on my deck…a Blue Moon. The perfume is divine.

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