A bloodless rose

She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her. I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her.
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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A bloodless rose

Let me forget the days with silent sunsets,
with violins that howl, sore and burning,
while on top of the emerald globe the gods
surrender to the infinity of a triumphant passion.

Let me forget that the wind has your voice,
your bitterness, your arctic glow,
in a universe of malignant apples and artificial legends,
where love is a primeval style of calligraphy.

Let me be free of the twilight with raw ashes,
of dreams burning under the breath of lonely dragons,
let me believe in the power of talismans,
so I can find a way to bring a dead rose back to life.

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“Dead rose” by Blaga Todorova

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© 2012  Broken Sparkles

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18 Responses to “A bloodless rose”

  1. shaunakatdalal Says:

    Very good..!!

  2. Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso Says:

    Poignant and sentimental!

  3. Victoria C. Slotto Says:

    I love how you tied in “Le Petit Prince” to this beautiful poem, Blaga. And the photo!!! Well done.

  4. Emma Says:

    This is just lovely, Blaga. I’m wrapped up in this stanza and the wonderful phrases you’ve chosen:

    Let me forget that the wind has your voice,
    your bitterness, your arctic glow,
    in a universe of malignant apples and artificial legends,
    where love is a primeval style of calligraphy.

    …so good…

  5. siggiofmaine Says:

    My favorite two lines:
    “Let me forget that the wind has your voice,
    your bitterness, your arctic glow,”…
    Thank you for your lovely poem…
    Peace,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  6. Jamie Dedes Says:

    If only we had the talisman to bring the roses in our lives back to life. I guess we just move on … a very lovely poem, Blaga.

    I see you just had to take a poetic break from your summer! ;-) That’s a good thing.

  7. dfb Says:

    This is really beautiful! (and I’ve not forgotten about the Moonlight Sonata, just struggling to get onto it!) Well done.

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      Thank you Dave! And no worries about the moonlight sonata, I know I’ve tried many times to get onto it without success, I guess I’ve chosen a pretty challenging topic :) Regards!

  8. Karmic Diva Says:

    beautiful thoughts. thanks

  9. dragonkatet Says:

    There is power in talismans, and you will know the right one for you when you find it. None can bring the dead back to life (or at least not in an acceptable state, anyway) but it’s better to find a new, alive rose, than try to resurrect a dead one, anyway. Or at least, that is my take on it. Nonetheless, this was a hauntingly beautiful piece, my friend. Combined with the picture, it made me sad, as I could feel the longing apparent.

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      You are right, when something dies it’s better to move on and find a new form of whatever we lost, but the first reaction, naturally, is to try and revive, bring back … Thank you Corina!


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