Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Rose Of My Heart--By Michael Todd--United States

Rose Of My Heart
(Sonnet for Lainey)

Subjects of the heart of which we may write,
Seldom found more endearing, than the rose.
Try though we will to search, with all our might,
Heart's seed planted, inevitably grows.

Botanist labor, hastening season,
Spring finds them planting, one by one, in rows.
Usher along, according to reason.
Shielding sprouts, when damaging night wind blows.

Yields of Summer, display beauty, wonder.
Desired object tied in ribbon and bows.
As thorns bristle, petals fall asunder.
Attempt to delay late Fall's coming throes.

From the start, flower destined to depart.
Save one Winter rose, this Rose of my heart.

Michael Todd aka Myke Todd has been writing and posting stories and poetry on social networking sites since 2006. He can currently be found at his dedicated poetry site... http://myketodd.blogspot.com/

38 comments:

  1. Well done Myke...the close really rocks.

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    1. Thanks, Myke... This one is my favorite sonnet, of all the ones I have written, over the years.

      Welcome to "Whispers."

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    2. Beautiful sonnet Myke. I enjoyed its graceful flow. ~Christine

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    3. Thanks so much, Christine. I appreciate you saying.

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  2. Dear Michael,

    Good to see you already getting lovely comments on your beautiful sonnet. Welcome to Whispers! Thank you for all the encouraging comments you have been leaving for others. It's finally good to be able to share your poetry here too.

    Best wishes,
    Karen

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    1. The pleasure is all mine, Karen. I love this place.

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    2. Very nice poem, Michael. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

      -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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    3. Thank you, Maurice. You are far too kind.

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  3. One of my favorites from you, Michael. That winter rose is the best of all.

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    1. Thanks, Matt... and Yes, she is just that. :)

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  4. MYke this is a true rose to behold and enjoy. Congratulations

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    1. Thanks so much, Stormy Gail... Roses are my forte. :)

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  5. Ah, I do remember this well. How beautiful, how comforting, to read it again. Such a lovely tribute to our dear Lainey!!! Love this, love you, friend! :)

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    1. Thank you, C,B. ~ I believe, should my recall ever fail me, I will still remember this poem. It has become somewhat of a part of who I am.

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  6. Michael, welcome to Whispers and thank you for the lovely sonnet. I enjoyed it so much and appreciate your evident talent. I'm looking forward to reading you more.
    Charlene

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    1. Very kind of you to say, Charlene... The girl I wrote this for, Lainey, taught me how to wrote sonnets. And, just between you and me, her middle name is Rose. ;)

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  7. hmm thought i commented on this yesterday. well let's try again ...

    i am slightly obsessed with roses, and your poem captures the very essence of the rose ... can i give any higher praise than that?

    your sonnet is a thing of beauty, Michael, thanks a thousand stars for sharing! x

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    1. Roses are the best, Caroline... Glad you enjoyed our poem... Thanks!

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  8. Dear Michael,

    I, too, wish winter would keep the rose in my heart. In fact, I wrote a poem called "Winter's Rose" and the message is similar to the one expressed in this poignant and beautiful poem.

    Seasons change rapidly and many of us would like to keep nature's blooms in our hearts.

    Thank you for sharing this awesome write and welcome to Whispers.

    Best wishes,
    Carolyn

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    1. I love seasonal poems, Carolyn, especially when they have that personal touch... Thank you for taking the time to visit here.

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  9. Congratulations on being featured here Myke, quite the honor indeed!
    I don't remember having read this poem before and I must say that it is now at the top of my favorites of yours, of which the list is long!

    And Thanks to Karen O'Leary for featuring it!

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    1. Thank you, Dave... Getting to poet here was a treat, so I made it a point to bring my very best, in my humble estimation. I did not want to disappoint Karen.

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  10. Dear Nissmech,

    It was a pleasure to publish Michael's wonderful poem. Thank you for stopping by to leave these lovely comments.

    Best wishes,
    Karen

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  11. COOL Mike, great poem to be featured. Congrats
    :)

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    1. Thanks, Teresa... I had a blast doing this...

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  12. Hi, Mike, congrats on a perfecto sonnet and format. Beautiful subject full of depth and fabulous metaphor........... love it! Sheri / www.poetryandbeyond.net

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    1. Thank you so very much, Sheri... I do not allow many poems to get too close to me, but this one pretty much owns me. As such, the manner in which you received it makes me smile.

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  13. The Sonnet form of poetry is one of my favorites and you captured it perfectly with your subject line. Really nice work here Mike - Way to go...

    Rhoda Galgiani

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    1. Many thank yous, Miss Rhoda. You are very kind.

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  14. Hi Michael, well written and great sonnet, I enjoyed the read!
    Great to read you here on Whispers!

    Gert

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    1. Thanks, Gert... very happy to pass through these hallowed halls...

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  15. Thank you, Robert Hinshaw, for the following--

    "Michael, I really enjoyed your tender and touching tribute to the rose and more specifically to the "Rose of Your Heart". My kind of poetry! Many thx for y our kind comments re "Surprise! Surprise!" and best wishes as you continue your poetical journey." Bob Hinshaw

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    1. Thanks, Robert... I thought, for a brief time, the poetical journey was over, but then, like a ghost in the night, The Rose returned, and here I am, gearing up for another round, maybe two.

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  16. Hello Mike:
    Welcome to Whispers"
    This sonnet is a gem and beautiful in all it stands for. Thanks for sharing it here for us to enjoy.
    Aloha,
    SuZ

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    1. Thank you so very much, SuZ... When the opportunity came to be a part of this, there was only one poem in my possession I hoped would be considered, and it was the one posted here.

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  17. Thank you, Richard Sponaugle, for the following--

    Great command of language written with passion and power.

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  18. Thank you, Barbara Siekierski, for the following--

    Very beautiful about a rose in the winter, afraid of losing the rose but he hopes it will bloom.

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  19. Wow... Has it been 2 Years since I first appeared in Whispers? My, how time scoots on...

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