Ode to Sweet Soville

Ode to Sweet Soville

A Poem by BLBrown

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the lovely garden of sweet Soville

a charming young child-woman, though ill

where she grew roses, every kind

this healed her body, calming her mind


it started with a tiny red bloom

with flourishes, too late and too soon

then came that foretold dust of white frost

the rose still vied, t'was stunningly glossed


that bud of crimson, iced of crystal

they now as one, and deftly brittle

with one from summer, one from winter

this stunning blossom, could but shiver


for time, sadly had moved much too fast

that red, red rose t’was fighting e’er last

the withering from stinging cruel cold

t'was lovely Soville, gone like her rose

© 2012 BLBrown

Author's Note

Poetic Meter: Iambic Tetrameter with Catalexis.

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I love the message in this, and the style of writing you have chosen for its message - 'tis just so lovely, indeed!! My favorite line is..........."rose of crimson, frost like crystals they now as one, both fraught yet still..........just creates such a memorable image in my mind!

Posted 8 Years Ago


8 Years Ago

Thanks so much Sheila. It was a joy to write even though I wanted it to be hauntingly sad.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on September 15, 2012
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