Monday, July 9, 2012

befriending the rose

how can i befriend the rose?
she  does not lack 
 for admirers, yet
how many eager suitors
would pluck her
tightly bound
in hopes 
that she will bloom
in captivity.
but i,
i would let her be -
just as she is,
to flourish and thrive
on the vine -
in sunlight and rain,
darkness and moonbeam,
thorns and all.

-stacy wills (7/8/2012)


Louise Gallagher said...

When I see and read your work, my whole body sighs into contentment.


I am at peace.

Stacy Wills said...

thank you, louise...that's so lovely to hear. :-)

Beverly Keaton Smith said...

oh my, your poem is sooooo powerful and beautiful...and I love the image too...

Stacy Wills said...

thanks, bev!