"The Rosebush" by Léon Bonvin ‘Where Have the Roses Gone’ by Leonard Dabydeen The Society January 7, 2018 Beauty, Poetry 5 Comments Where have the roses gone from my garden? Look how those left freeze in cold winter wind; Nothing I can do nor ask for pardon To save the lovely petals as they’re thinned. Here in the kitchen I gaze in dismay, Looking at the sky with kind entreaty; Hoping snowflakes will not fall on this day Not till I’ve picked these roses’ beauty. But soon the snowflakes will come, I know; And marigold of bright yellow and pink Will shiver and go to sleep in the snow; It matters not how I feel; what I think. When Nature brings forth all its nuisances, Our roses must yield up their fragrances. Leonard Dabydeen is author of Watching You, A Collection of Tetractys Poems , Xlibris Publication(2012); Searching for You, A Collection of Tetractys and Fibonacci Poems, Xlibris Publication (2015) NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 5 Responses Sathyanarayana January 7, 2018 My dear Leonard Dabydeen, what a beautiful sonnet! Great imagery, clear diction and lovely wordplay! Thanks for sharing. Reply Leonard Dabydeen January 7, 2018 Thank you, Sathya for your appreciative and positive comment. Reply Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi January 8, 2018 Lovely Sonnet, Leonard Dabydeen, and beautifully constructed. Remeniscent of so many summer gardens and winter snows in a delicate balance of seasons. Reply Leonard Dabydeen January 8, 2018 Thank you for the read/comment, Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi. Very positive. Encouraging. Reply David Hollywood January 11, 2018 Melancholy and lovely. Thank you. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.