November 02, 2013

The Last Rose

November 2, 2013 Photo of the day: 
"The Last Rose"

'Tis the last rose of summer 
Left blooming alone; 
All her lovely companions 
Are faded and gone.
~ Sir Thomas More

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She may be withered, 
bowing her head as she surrenders 
to the chilling west wind. 
Yet in her fragility, 
she is somehow even lovelier. 
 I always prefer one perfect bloom 
to a dozen long-stemmed roses; 
for in her singularity, 
each nuance of her delicate beauty 
is fully appreciated.