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?


Zibilee said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

The Bookworm said...

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

Meg @ write meg! said...

And it's a gorgeous one!

Karen Russell said...

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.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

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

Suko said...

That is so beautiful! The colors are gorgeous.

Tea said...

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

Staci said...

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

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