Saturday 27 June 2009


Nobody knows this little Rose --
It might a pilgrim be

Did I not take it from the ways
And lift it up to thee.

Only a Bee will miss it --
Only a Butterfly,

Hastening from far journey --
On its breast to lie --

Only a Bird will wonder --
Only a Breeze will sigh --

Ah Little Rose -- how easy
For such as thee to die!

(Emily Dickinson)


Photographed by Merisi
in the Volksgarten's Rose Garden
June 26, 2009


  1. I've enjoyed so much this great sequence together with the lovely poem by Emily Dickinson.
    Have a very nice Sunday!

  2. I've enjoyed so much this great sequence of photographs together with the lovely poem by Emily Dickinson.
    Have a very nice Sunday!

  3. Ooh, I can almost smell the roses! So lovely!

  4. The two together? PERFECT!

  5. perfectly enchanting....
    have a great week end and hope the rain has ceased in your part of the world.
    I read about the Albertina museum in the French press. Hope there's not much damage

    ps: such a precious Chanel little bag! and i'm so envious of your exquisite cafés! :-)

  6. A little triste
    but flowers bloom only to die
    of dear
    have a lovely Sunday anyway

  7. I adore Roses...I can often be found out in the garden dusting for the darned aphids before I put the systemic poison to their dark dirty little habits! Beautiful flowers you're sharing...and I'm going to try the lovely Tomato recipe you gave me...thanks so much...

  8. Extraordinarily beautiful roses. I don't think I ever saw this Dickinson poem before, either--I love it!

  9. Anonymous28 June, 2009

    Beautiful roses, beautiful poem.

    Have a great week!


  10. Merisi,
    Great rose pics (I'm catching up on your posts, because I was on vacation)! As well as the post above -I guess many take the opportunity to take a nap in the afternoon :)

  11. wow, these roses have spread so wide open! And very interesting to shoot so many of them from behind... cool angle! I actually currently have a (dying) rose in my room that I should try to dry out... Emily Dickinson's words are sadly true.

  12. A neighbour has a red rose bush growing in their front yard, and whenever I see it I think of the beautiful flowers you post here, Merisi.


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