It DEFINITELY looks like a Pilgrim to me...bien surabsolutementOUI!:)
PSKind of amazing how you make a rose on it's last legs look good!
It looks so delicate. Love the pink against the blue sky.
Fading roses can be so poignant...
Paris Breakfast,merci! :-)Kelly H-Y,yes, it touched my heart too. Vicki Lane,I agree!Here is the poem by Emily Dickinson:Nobody knows this little Rose --It might a pilgrim beDid I not take it from the waysAnd 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 easyFor such as thee to die!Wishing you all a day filled with roses,Merisi
"Mignonne, allons voir si la roseQui ce matin avoit descloseSa robe de pourpre au Soleil,A point perdu ceste vespréeLes plis de sa robe pourprée,Et son teint au vostre pareil...."Ode à CassandrePierre de Ronsard (16th century)Thats what came to my mind when seeing your picture of that divine rose.Old French.Marie-Noëlle
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That rose makes me think of dawn.
Marie-Noëlle,merci beaucoup for this beautiful poem! :-)Paris Breakfast,it is life. Therefore, carpe diem,as long as we still breathe. Charles Gramlich,I try to imagine what kind of short story you'd weave around that dawn! ;-)
Found some translation for your readers, if interested :Ode To CassandraMignonne, come let us see if the roseWhich this morning openedHer robe of crimson to the sun,Has not already lost, at evening,The folds of her crimson robe,And her complexion, so like your own.- not Old English, but this can give an idea of the poem -Marie-Noëlle
Marie-Noëlle,thank you, very kind of you!I never studied French, but I love French poetry, and - first through translations - have learned to "understand" and love, for example, the original "Invitation au Voyage by Baudelaire and Valéry's "Le cimetière marin". Speaking Italian helps, but I will forever bemoan that I did not take French in school.
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