before the roses

I never noticed

I never knew

the rose bush in spring

until…

I stopped

noticed

lingered

then…

I came to know

the glory of growing

leaves, red, shining in spring sun

I came to know

the rose bush

before the roses

7 thoughts on “before the roses”

  1. Take a look at your hydrangeas…Adi looked at ours this weekend and said, “hey mom! We’re growing Brussels sprouts!” Getting to know our plants- there is so much beauty and wonder in noticing at all stages. I’ll have to go out and notice our roses tomorrow.

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  2. I’ve been noticing the same things on our dog walks by the harbor. I’m glad you took the time to put it into verse. Rose bushes are incredible in those pre-bloom days.

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