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A sea of broom was on the brae,
A heaven of speedwell lit the way;
But ever as I passed along
Of roses only was my song -
Roses, roses, roses!

They spread their petals, pink and white
Full stretch to feast upon the light;
They pushed each other on the spray
Like children mad with holiday -
Roses, roses, roses!

But as when summer noon is high
A fearful cloud bedims the sky,
A sudden memory of pain
Arises from the bright refrain -
Roses, roses, roses!

I watch a figure to and fro
'Mong summer roses long ago,
Herself a rose as blythe as they -
Alas! how soon they pass away -
Roses, roses, roses!

By Walter Wingate

Canon EOS 650D,Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
1/160s f/11.0 at 44.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
Buz Kiefer15-Jun-2017 19:36
Excellent photo. The back ground is super, John. V
larose forest photos14-Jun-2017 21:42
How beautiful this is and definitely goes with the words. V
LynnH13-Jun-2017 00:12
Nicely photographed. The colorful mix of green, blue and pink is summery and appealing. V
carol j. phipps12-Jun-2017 23:03
Wonderful layers of view here! Beautiful countryside. Gorgeous roses.
Graeme12-Jun-2017 22:54
A stunning rural view.V
jeanb12-Jun-2017 19:16
Beautiful, and such an appropriate poem.
Nirvan Hope12-Jun-2017 16:55
Ahh, the sweetness of summer roses! A wonderful image.
Yvonne12-Jun-2017 11:05
A wonderful scene and words John..
Dennis Hoyne12-Jun-2017 02:38
A stunning shot, beautifully composed, and a lovely poem to go along with. V.
Stephanie12-Jun-2017 00:17
Glorious capture of these English roses! :)
janescottcumming11-Jun-2017 22:15
The perfect poem to go with the pretty image!
globalgadabout11-Jun-2017 21:24
colourful and uplifting image...the verse is a fine ode to roses..
Chris11-Jun-2017 20:01
Extraordinary against the sky, again just delightful.
Colin Storey11-Jun-2017 19:42
Beautiful roses and verse.
laine11-Jun-2017 19:33
A very fine capture and perfect poem....that blue sky isn't half bad either :)
Chris Morton11-Jun-2017 19:32
nice setting for them
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