Rosebush in the breeze,
pink-hearted and poison-speared,
why do you tremble?
The Online Etymology Dictionary defines tremble thus:
c.1300, "shake from fear, cold, etc.," from O.Fr. trembler "tremble, fear" (11c.), from V.L. *tremulare (cf. It. tremolare, Sp. temblar), from L. tremulus "trembling, tremulous," from tremere "to tremble, shiver, quake," from PIE *trem- "to tremble" (cf. Gk. tremein "to shiver, tremble," Lith. trimu "to chase away," O.C.S. treso "to shake," Goth. þramstei "grasshopper"). A native word for this was O.E. bifian. The noun is recorded from 1609.
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thank you for the prompt to inspire a poem.ReplyDelete
This rose poem is wonderful and asks an age old question, the sweetness of a rose mixed with it's thorns....
Thank you, Nancy, for this wonderful prompt.ReplyDelete
It was a hard for me. At first I made an attempt to write something amorous but that wasn't going right.
I ended up with a tribute prose poem which I enjoyed writing very much as it brought back so many more memories than I could put on paper.
Flowers seem uppermost in our minds when we think of trembling!
I wrote something for this website. Here is my link : Short Poems - I hope you enjoy it.ReplyDelete
God bless you for this inspiring prompt!..I trembled the moment I saw it.. Do visit my page.ReplyDelete
Love this prompt, Nancy.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the great prompt!ReplyDelete
A sweet poem that sums up the paradox of roses very well! Love it! I also thank you for this fine prompt!ReplyDelete
i have no idea why my link post duplicated itself 6 times???? perhaps you can delete 5 of the 6... so very sorry!ReplyDelete
Another flower one here. Kinda had a hard time with this one for some reason.ReplyDelete
Sorry so late in posting my poem.ReplyDelete
Thanks for another great prompt!ReplyDelete