Ten Poems about Roses
There’s a fragrant, peachy-yellow rose called ‘poetry in motion’ – proof (if needed) of poetry’s love affair with roses, this most sumptuous of flowers.
Our gorgeous mini-anthology contains all manner of roses. You’ll find a climbing rose that longs for another life, a meditation on the simple pleasure of tending roses and helping them to grow, together with a lyrical paean to the essence of the flower itself in all its scented, luscious-petalled glory:
“Blossom, my darling, blossom, be a rose
Of roses unchidden and purposeless; a rose
For rosiness only, without an ulterior motive…”
from ‘Rose of all the World’ by DH Lawrence
This selection of rose poems makes a beautiful little garden that will offer delight in every season of the year.
Cover illustration by Jane Walker.