The beauty found within a rose
as tender petals softly spread
intimate scent to fill my head
and all my wanton thoughts disclose.
Velveteen touch upon the lips
seraphic kiss, my pure delights
the nectar feast butterfly sips
when sonant perianth invites.
A rosebud gleams with early dew
beneath the summer skies of blue
reveal the ancient yearning pain
I'll not be blind to love again.
If I should hear the rosebud call
I'll pause just here a little while
to see the beauty in her smile
and with her touch, my heart enthral