I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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5 April 2017

Because the Roses

Because the roses were red, my dear,
deep red, hinting at black, and you
thrust them at me, schoolboy awkward 
despite your white hair, but your blue eyes
shone – I, pink with delight, said yes.   

Written for Day 4 of April Poetry Month (aka NaPoWriMo) at 'imaginary garden with real toads': Tuesday Platform – 'The ink is black, the paper’s white… Write a 5-line poem containing three colors.' (Mine includes black and white as non-colours.)


  1. deep red, hinting at black.. What a beautiful colour.

  2. I LOVE this! I can see you both!

  3. Love this! "Schoolboy awkward" and "..I, pink with delight, said yes". Great lines. I can see this one and it's a great image.

  4. Sooo romantic!!❤️ I especially adore "deep red, hinting at black, and you
    thrust them at me, schoolboy awkward" sigh.. beautifully expressed❤️

  5. Sigh....how romantic, Rosemary. First dates are like landmines, regardless, how young, you are.

  6. Of course you did...how could you not?

  7. Oh I see the immortal picture. Thank you.

  8. You did the prompt really fitting, Rosemary. It didn't seem to go to awkward moments to fit the colors, they appeared just right in a short tale here. Thank you.\BTW, since our visit I have posted a picture of KP wearing her purple jacket. I took some pictures of her this evening by the pool, she was wearing a pretty purple bottomed dress. But my Picasa failed me. I hope it is okay, I use it a lot. But Google has stopped supporting it.

  9. Glad you said Yes - and your words are delightful.
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]