Thursday, September 3, 2015

Graceful Elegance--By Christine Tate--United States

Graceful Elegance

God brushed her soft petals
with the stroke of His hand...
her delicate features are
the fairest in the land.

Some are deep scarlet,
others purest white...
whatever shade you prefer
she is a sheer delight!

Her graceful elegance
evokes dreams of romance...
you cannot pass her by
without a second glance.

God's flowers are breathtaking,
as lovely as can be,
but the most beautiful of all
is still a ROSE to me!

Christine Tate has been writing since 1994. She's the mother of  3 sons and has 8 grandchildren. She was widowed in 2007 and met her husband Artie, a widower with 6 children & 12 grandchildren, in a nursing facility where their mothers resided. They've been happily married 4 1/2 years. They describe their meeting as "God's divine appt." because of their faith, and the fact that they swore they'd never marry again.


  1. So lovely, Chris. Roses are my favorite, especially yellow roses. Smiling as I picture the scene you've painted here. :)

  2. Wow! A very beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing

  3. Thank you, Beth Winchcombe, for the following--

    Graceful Elegance by Christine Tate is so beautiful. It is especially so because the author swore they'd never marry again. Now we all know that ' God works in mysterious ways'...and in this instance played cupid. May they enjoy many, many happy years together.

    God bless from Beth

  4. A beautiful poem whose spiritual and romantic flavour is something to savour.

  5. Thank you Dear Lisa, Ntchindi, Beth, & Ndaba for taking the time to read my poem. I appreciate all your comments very much. Good wishes, Chris~

  6. The most beautiful and poignant poem I would have loved to write myself. Yes God's creation is awesome, so is yort poem. keep it up. much enjoyed. best wishes. Pete..

  7. Thank you so much for your lovely & encouraging comment Pete. I appreciate it! Yes, God's creation is breathtaking! Good wishes to you also, Chris~

  8. Thank you so much Ayaz for your lovely comment. I appreciate you taking the time to ready my poem. Good wishes, Chris~

  9. Christine, I had to read your beautiful poem again after reading all the lovely deserving comments about your poem. How wonderful you and your husband found each other. I believe in divine intervention and with it you have been blessed. Your poem sheds light on your happiness and was a real pleasure to read. Aloha, Connie

  10. Thank you for stopping by to read my poem Connie....Your comments are encouraging & a blessing to read. Yes, my husband & I KNOW it was God's divine appt. to meet & marry. We are so thankful for each day we can spend together. We're always mindful of His goodness! God bless, Chris~

  11. This is so beautiful. I loved reading this grand poem this morning. You have written such a magnificent piece, great work.

  12. Thank you Rusty for taking the time to read my poem & for writing such lovely comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. Good wishes, Chris~