A Diamond Rose

A Diamond Rose

A Poem by Robert Ray


She glistens alone in my mystical garden,

Colorless crystal in the winter moonlight,

A rough solitaire, beautiful and strong;

She weathers all seasons, all storms.

 

The hardiest perennial under the stars,

Her pretty rarity beckons my approach.

“Come close, admire, inquire, and trust,

Step forward, reach out, and touch!”

 

A thornless rose, a supernatural wonder?

And, her smooth, deceptively pretty petals

No man’s hands can warm, shape or harm.

She cuts steel, slashes the armored heart.

 

She stands alone, dazzling, dawn to dusk,

Red only with my blood, my diamond rose.

 


© 2018 Robert Ray



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the description of this flawless rose
as if it were to be found among the fountain
of youth..
lying deep within our wildest imagination
where butterflies glow & illuminate within the deepest darkest realms of existence.
the rarest find

such metaphorical bliss

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Robert Ray

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Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts. Interesting perspective. Much appreciated!



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I think it’s brilliant! I came from a review you did of one of my poems and I am glad I did! I like how there is this one Rose, that stands high above the rest in the way that it is extraordinary! I think part of why I like this peace is because a few years back, on a website that unfortunately no longer exists, I wrote a poem very similar about a special flower, different from all the rest. I think there are many people that can relate to the diamond rose, if it were to be portrayed as a human. Very well written.

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Robert Ray

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Thank you for reading and taking a few minutes to share your thoughts. Very kind review. Much appr.. read more
Ooh sublime and intense. Great metaphorical poem indeed. Great abstract style. Kudos.



I'm a newbie here, pls read my poems but pleez review/comment only my 2nd , my newest poem here, wud luv to know your thoughts, Always nice to meet poem pals. And I like to know if my poem is easily understood as intended.


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Robert Ray

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Thank you! I appreciate the read and your comments. I'll gladly read whatever you have. Feel free.. read more
I must believe the flower is the symbol of a lady. Often when they beckon you to reach out and touch, the result is blood. Nicely done.

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Robert Ray

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Thank you. The diamond rose could certainly be a flower--or whatever the reader chooses. That's th.. read more
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recently have seen Wonder Woman...and this reminds me of her somewhat...dazzling in beauty, intense in resolve, a combination of innocence and deadly persuasion--

it's like an "almost" sonnet...
emily dickinson used to use the hymnal form in her poetry...although she claimed to not believe in God...it was as if she were doing one of two things...being sarcastic towards the belief, or simply using what she knew (form) as a springboard.'
your imagery in this grabbed me hard...
dancing with intensity.
j.

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Robert Ray

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Thank you, J.! I appreciate you take time to review another poem. I always pick up something new a.. read more
only the special ones that hurt you the most get attention like this.this was an exquisite poem to read.its about quality not quantity.well done

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Robert Ray

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Thanks much, KC! Always appreciate you spending time to read and share a few thoughts.
Sonnet-like and pristinely lovely...the voice of the Diamond Rose sings gently for suitors, deadly for destroyers...superb title, message, form, flow, cadence, rhyme. “She cuts steel”- no wallflower is she! A strong woman is a Diamond Rose for sure. Love this!

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Robert Ray

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Annette, thank you for taking a few minutes to read and share your kind review. So much appreciated.. read more
Annette Pisano Higley

1 Week Ago

You are very welcome Robert!:)
this would be where angels fear to tread.. your protagonist is braver than I ...man heart sliced and diced to vulnerable heights ..becomes the one who adores ;) i like the imagery ..the diamond rose .. no thorns but cuts ... at least she makes a clean slice of it..no drawn out jagged wounds eh!? i am not much sonnet educated but have tried a few .. not easy :} but this sure seems like one as you say ... the cadence is smooth and rhyming is kind of free but doesn't seem to matter much as i read it ..again..love the image of that woman and her brave admirer
E.

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Robert Ray

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Thank you, sir. I truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts. Greatly appreciated!
To be honest your title is what reached out and grabbed my attention.
Your sequence of words and imaginary vision created a still photo for me to Invision.
I relate to your theme .
A rose holds all beauty.
With curves of sharpened pedals.
That which appears pure can all.the more prove to be most deadly .

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Robert Ray

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for taking time to read and share your comments. I sincerely appreciate your review. You'.. read more
Ezel_Amaru

2 Weeks Ago

No thank you for expressing your thoughts and vision.
Keep the ink jar full my friend.
The flow is fantastic- between the diction and tempo everything ties together so well. You've done a splendid job here drawing emotion and language together.

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Robert Ray

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks so much, for your time and kind review. Greatly appreciated.
Beautiful imagery. A special rose, so rare, each line piecing together, like brush strokes on a canvas, the uniqeness of the flower you wish your readers to see.

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Robert Ray

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, sir. Always good to read your thoughts. Much appreciated.

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Tags: diamonds, roses, women, men, relationships, love, hardship, deception, strength, resilience, free verse, poetry, poem

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Robert Ray
Robert Ray

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