The Rose

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Dedicated to the people of Haiti. View On Black

Some say love it is a river
that drowns the tender reed
Some say love it is a razor
that leaves your soul to bleed

Some say love it is a hunger
an endless aching need
I say love it is a flower
and you it's only seed

It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance
It's the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance
It's the one who won't be taken
who cannot seem to give
and the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been too long
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snows
lies the seed
that with the sun's love
in the spring
becomes the rose

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  1. T Glow 63 months ago | reply

    ......beautiful floral !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. MNFISH 63 months ago | reply

    Very good LuAnn. Fitting tribute.

  3. atmtx 63 months ago | reply

    Beautifully done bouquet. The colors are so great and natural looking.

  4. Toi-Vido 63 months ago | reply

    Wow great picture really well taken, beautiful display, nice processing, wonderfully done, thanks for sharing this image with us here on Flickr
    Greetings from Iceland

  5. Hans van Reenen 63 months ago | reply

    Beautiful colors and use of negative space here.

  6. Dave Hilditch Photography 63 months ago | reply

    Great image and a beautiful dedication!

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  7. Len Janes Photography 63 months ago | reply

    This is gorgeous LuAnn, well captured with lovely details and beautiful colours.

    I hope you have a super weekend.

  8. jane_skagern 63 months ago | reply

    Wonderfull details..lovely colurs, great photo..*smile*

  9. take a walk on the wild side 63 months ago | reply

    breathtaking!! i love how the black just emphasizes the colors even more than they already are.

  10. NaturalLight 63 months ago | reply

    so hard to look at the Haiti stuff without wanting to go try to dig people out of the rubble... a lovely tribue....

  11. fine_settimana (On & off... ) 63 months ago | reply

    Very gorgeous capture !!!

    This shot is amazing!
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  12. Vincent T Case Photography [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

    Love the vivid colors,,,, Well, done!!!!

  13. maios 63 months ago | reply


  14. rosy outlook photography 63 months ago | reply

    Love the vibrant colors on black. A beautiful tribute... I can only pray that hope and beauty touches the Haitian people sooner, rather than later.
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  15. elaine.smith10 63 months ago | reply

    What a perfect song for this heart cries for the people of haiti, but I also hold much hope for them....this is beautiful!

  16. Alex Mason Photography 63 months ago | reply

    Beautiful colors, LuAnn!

  17. Kassel 63 months ago | reply

    Beautiful !

    Perfect Petals would be honored to
    have your photo added to our group!

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  18. LynchburgVirginia ★ 63 months ago | reply

    a beautiful image for such a sad happening;

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