POET'S CORNER FOR SUMMER, 1998


Red Rose

"A PATCH OF ROSES"

For some there are the iris blooms,
For others tulips shine.
There always are a lot of folks
Saying fuschias are just fine.

I have not been enchanted
By a single type of flower,
'Til I discovered roses,
Now I watch them by the hour.

Some roses grow in star shapes;
Others, large and lavish bloom
With sixty velvet petals,
Each unfolding its perfume.

Glossy jade leaves wave at me,
Canes, straight and strong, grow tall,
Tender buds burst to open,
Loose full-bloom petals fall.

There are many happy faces
Turned to greet me in my yard;
Floribunda sprays brightly glowing,
Like sun in crystal shard.

Surrounded by the softness
Of my garden full of friends,
My roses speak to me with joy,
Our world through rose-colored lens.

For some there are the lily blooms,
For others dahlias shine;
There always are a lot of folks
Saying foxglove is just fine.

I have not been enchanted
By a single type of flower,
'Til I discovered roses,
Now I watch them by the hour.

Clear Dotby Gail Lemnah Barnett, February 19, 1996

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ADDITIONAL POET'S CORNERS:

Spring, 1998
"Song of the River" by William Randolph Hearst

January, 1998
"Birches" by Robert Frost

November and December, 1997
"One Last Rose" by Gail Lemnah Barnett

October, 1997
"Far From the Madding Crowd" by Nixon Waterman

September, 1997
"Kiss From a Rose" by Seal, from the Album: "Seal"

August, 1997
"Summer Rose Saga" by Gail Lemnah Barnett

July, 1997
"A Bird Came Down the Walk" by Emily Dickinson

June, 1997
"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

May, 1997
"The Path That Leads to Nowhere" by Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

April, 1997
"The Firefly" by Jane Stuart

March, 1997
"Plant a Tree" by Lucy Larcom

February, 1997
"The Daffodils" by William Wordsworth

January, 1997
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost

December, 1996
"Wintering Rosarians" by Gail Lemnah Barnett

November, 1996
"'Tis the Last Rose of Summer" by Thomas Moore

October, 1996
"Autumn Chant" by Edna St. Vincent Millay

September, 1996
"The Fish" by Elizabeth Bishop

August, 1996
"Departmental" by Robert Frost

July, 1996
"City Flies" by Alan Van Dine

June, 1996
"My Neighbor's Roses" by A.L. Gruber


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