Monday, January 26, 2015

A Winter Rose - A Sonnet--By Elaine George--Canada

A Winter Rose - A Sonnet

I walk through the glistening virgin snow
That covers the sorrow of autumn’s death
Where I find on a bush a frozen rose 
Its beauty held ageless in winter’s breath

How I long to touch those petals again
Those moist velvet lips that promise such bliss
Opened in passion whispering my name
As I drift in dreams of a breathless kiss

Oh! To pluck this rose from the winter snow
And hold it closely to my aching heart
And free it from that ice so bitter cold
That now my love keeps you and me apart

But if I were to pluck this winter rose
Would all its petals fall upon the snow?

Born in New Brunswick, Elaine George spent the early years of her life living in Lorneville (a small fishing village along the Bay of Funday) still inhabited by many of her family members.  Much of her writing is inspired by the memories of that place and those wonderful people.  She has published two volumes of poetry and is currently writing a novel entitled Out of the Darkness.  Many of her poems and short stories have appeared in magazines in both Canada and the United States. Currently she lives with her husband in Wainfleet, Ontario.


  1. WOW Elaine, I throughly enjoyed this beautiful poem, so well written. Thank you for sharing your talent with us here on Whispers.
    Love, Charlene

  2. This poem does paint a beautiful picture, poignant and sad.


  3. Very nice Sonnet, Elaine. I love the creative lines and description. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  4. A truly lovely poem Elaine. Your choice of words brought your poem to life! Great job! ~Chris

  5. Elaine, Elaine my dear. What a lovely "old tymey" poem reminescent of the masters we all loved reading so many winters ago. I love the style, the imagery, the message--EVERYTHING. Thank you.

  6. I am moved by this beautiful yet sad sonnet, Elaine! I cannot but echo Elizabeth's lovely comments!! This is pure poetry...thank you for sharing!! Have a nice weekend. // paul

  7. Can someone please explain this to me?