Yellow Roses

 

we bought the yellow roses
with a blush of red at the end of budding petals
to make a sketchbook picture
to remember

you plucked leaves away from stems
and placed them tall inside a pitcher
with a yellow rose facing each direction
but you didn’t get to draw them
because love fell in the way
and made a small distraction

in the morning they were opened
a little fuller in flower and soft perfume

there’s no picture in the sketchbook
but i think that i’ll remember
the blushing red of yellow roses


© Frank Prem, 2000

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