Tuesday, February 14, 2012

One Perfect Rose

A single flow'r he sent me, since we met.
All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet -
One perfect rose.

I knew the language of the floweret;
'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet
One perfect rose.


Why is it no one ever sent me yet
One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get
One perfect rose.

Dorothy Parker
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17 comments:

Ms. A said...

The last photo has more than the perfect rose! How cute!

Martin said...

Happy Valentine's Day! to you, Vicki.

KarenB said...

I saw the title and immediately thought of Dorothy Parker!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Beautiful...that should be posted more often. Lovely roses, as well!Happy Valentines and I'mm so happy to have found this interesting new writer with all of her blogs..you!

NCmountainwoman said...

I love it! Happy Valentine's Day.

Brian Miller said...

what a beautiful verse....hope you have a lovely valentines day!

Barbara Rogers said...

Happy V day to V! love the caterpillar! And perfect roses are good too. Do you grow some that have scent? Somehow I bet you do.

Suz said...

ah that Dorothy
she knows them all

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Happy Valentines Day to you too. -- barbara

Jill said...

So beautiful....Happy Valentine's Day!!

jennyfreckles said...

He hee, I got a rose - but it was unexpected so it was nice. Don't know where I'd park a limo anyway...

Ellis Vidler said...

Wonderful post, Vicki. I love Dorothy Parker, and that's one of the best.

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

Happy Valentines Miss Vicki!..

JJRod'z

Kristen Haskell said...

Lovely! Happy Valentine's day :) I've been painting more than writing, as of late. I will be posting pictures of my paintings as I finish them or get them photographed. Someday I hope to paint that perfect rose.

Merisi said...

Beautiful roses, more than perfect! :-)

I got a beautiful pink rose today, at the electronics store. Sweet.

Happy Valentine's Day,
to you and yours,
Merisi

Bouncin Barb said...

Beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day to you too.

Victoria said...

I've long been a fan of Dorothy Parker's sense of humor.

Happy Valentine's Day!