Oct 3, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Last Rose of Summer





Wordless Wednesday:The last rose of summer has a Georgia O'Keefe feel about it.


The Last Rose of Summer
  Thomas Moore(1779–1852)

’TIS the last rose of summer
  Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
  Are faded and gone;
No flower of her kindred,


  No rosebud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
  To give sigh for sigh.
I’ll not leave thee, thou lone one!
  To pine on the stem;


Since the lovely are sleeping,
  Go, sleep thou with them.
Thus kindly I scatter
  Thy leaves o’er the bed,
Where thy mates of the garden


  Lie scentless and dead.
So soon may I follow,
  When friendships decay,
And from Love’s shining circle
  The gems drop away.


When true hearts lie withered
  And fond ones are flown,
Oh! who would inhabit
  This bleak world alone?

9 comments:

  1. Oh, the colors are so beautiful! I love roses that have 2 or 3 colors to them. Great capture!

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  2. Very pretty, my roses are still blooming too but not for long!

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  3. So so pretty! My roses are still in bloom as well. It's sad to think they are the last ones of the season.

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  4. Wow, you are right -- very O'Keefeian. :D Lovely, and thanks for posting as it's been nothing but cloudy and gray where I live.

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  5. What a beautiful rose. Sorry to see the last of them for a while.

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  6. That is so beautiful! The colors are gorgeous.

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  7. It's beautiful. Glad I didn't miss it.

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous!! Can you believe how fast the weather has turned?

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