the-rose

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 can not 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 snow
Lies the seed, that with the sun’s love in the spring becomes the rose.

—  The rose- Bette Midler

Have you ever loved a rose,
  and watched her slowly bloom;
  and as her petals would unfold,
  you grew drunk on her perfume.

Have you seen her dance,
  her leaves all wet with dew;
  and quivered with a new romance–
  the wind, he loved her too.

Have you ever longer for her,
  on nights that go on and on;
  for now, her face is all a blur,
  like a memory kept too long.

Have you ever loved a rose,
  and bled against her thorns;
  and swear each night to let her go,
  then love her more by dawn.

The RoseLang Leav

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The Rose

have you ever loved a rose,

        and watched her slowly bloom;

        and as her petals would unflod,

        you grew drunk on her perfume.

have you ever seen her dance, 

        her leaves all wet with dew;

        and quivered with a new romance–

        the wind, he loved her too.

 

have you ever longed for her,

        on nights that go on and on and on;

        for now, her face is all a blur,

         like a memory kept too long.

 

have you ever loved a rose,

        and bleed against her thorns;

        and swear each night to let her go,

        then love her more by dawn.