Winter

Winter

A Poem by Michael R. Burch

Winter
by Michael R. Burch

 
after William Blake

The rose of love's bright promise
lies torn by her own thorn;
her scent was sweet
but at her feet
the pallid aphids mourn.
 

The lilac of devotion
has felt the winter hoar
and shed her dress;
companionless,
she shivers, nude and sore.
 
Published by Songs of Innocence, The Aurorean and Contemporary Rhyme. Keywords/Tags: William Blake, winter, love, sick, rose, sickness, worm, sex, bright, promise, potential, fragility, vulnerability, tattered, torn, thorn, naked, nakedness, nude, shivering, sore, scent, fragrance, aroma, sweet, pallid, aphids, lilac, devotion, hoar, hoarfrost, frost, ice, Bloom, Blooming, Blossom, Blossoming, Flower, Flowering, Scent, Fragrance, Perfume, Aroma, Odor, Fall, Autumn, Decay, Hoar, Hoarfrost, Ice, Icicle, Snow, Cold, Coldness, Nude, Nudity, Naked, Nakedness, Exposed, Exposure, Exploitation

© 2020 Michael R. Burch


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Added on February 15, 2020
Last Updated on May 20, 2020
Tags: Winter, Rose, Love, Promise, Potential, Bloom, Blooming, Blossom, Blossoming, Flower, Flowering, Scent, Fragrance, Perfume, Aroma, Odor, Fall, Autumn, Decay, Hoar, Hoarfrost, Ice, Icicle, Snow, Cold