The Essence of the Rose.
of its central perfection,
a mystic beauty.
The maidens dance morn and noon,
faeries jive the pale-faced moon.
Rosa shines dusty gold
reflecting partners wild glow
a shy pixie’s globe,
sweet, spicy, lemon fragrance
Bliss-splendid taste of Heaven.
lusty virgins root and swell,
curling your leaves,
revealing tall quivering
Sway in Summer’s breeze
Flawless floret performance,
thorns scalpel defence,
each bud embroiders gay bloom...
Sculptured by Earth Mother’s hummms..
A trillion years pass...
your essence captured
in trickling streams of turquoise
Started off a a single Tanka....ended up as 4 Tankas, linked, with a little ending to finish it off.
Image of Rosa 'Julia Child' courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Public Domain image by 'Stickpen' USA.