I want to be an Alba rose this summer,
genteel, pink, intense, and translucent.  
Freshly born out of soft dripping rains 
and untouchable thanks to my hefty thorns.
As I turn around, million shades of golden hues
form a corsage in orbit around my watery waists,
they contain unconquered territories in the hearts
that sing at dawns and dance in the sweetest dreams.    

And the nights, the unfathomable mysteries as he 
stands in the midst of the river that burning in me,
his gaze zealous demanding to rid my dissonant roots
yet his manner urbane and careful each day in years.     
He grows a rose incisively: he cuts the centre of the sun
and places me there so the rays of warmth fall around me 
like a posy-global halo that runs wild, with flush vividly.
 
Have you seen a new maiden blushes in the summer?
oh, that could have been me...  

Poet’s Journal:

I came to Philly last summer and I wave a Goodbye this summer. As I embark on my next journey, my mentors gifted me their extraordinary kindness and best wishes to ensure that I would succeed in pursuing my dreams.

It was an emotional moment of bidding a farewell, but I had to leave. I had already encountered quite a few unfortunate incidents ever since landing in Philly. However, I hang on because professionally, my career was advancing. Yet about two week ago, while I was having dinner in centre Philly, I heard a shocking explosive sound outside. Out of instinct, I ran to my parked car and saw it was ruthlessly destroy by two running cars. The neighbours who lived in that street remarked that they had not seen “anything like this in 40 years”. I almost cried at the scene but just then, a friend of mine from LA texted me out of blue. She said: “When are you coming back to the West Coast? I feel that you are coming”.

That moment, I knew that it was God’s will that I must leave Philly and stay no longer. Sometimes I wonder if we really have the so-called “free will”. It looks like my fate is in God’s hands…

But I still want to be a rose this summer no matter which coast I will be blooming in…. πŸŒ·πŸ˜‰

Posted by:Annabel

Just a woman who writes her heart out, unapologetically……

31 replies on “Summer Rose

  1. Lovely poetry, dear Annabel ✍πŸ₯° I would have liked to help you move, in exchange for your company on a walk in the park. Wishing for you great happiness with each step, as your beauty continues to blossom brilliantly in the days ahead. All the best, my friend. πŸ™πŸŒΉπŸ₯³βœ¨

    From the chaos of Philly
    To the coastline of Cali
    – a summer garden in which to grow

    Spreading sweet fragrance abroad
    To charm in blushes of pink
    – sharing love through your dance as you flow

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    1. Wow, generous and gifted as you are alway, Phil! πŸ₯‚ I am grateful for your kind words and positive vibes!🌻πŸ₯‚

      Loved the poem you wrote. Beauty permeated each line! Thank you for being so kind! Before leaving, I have to deal with the aftermath of car crash πŸ’₯… wish me good luck πŸ€ πŸ₯Ή

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      1. You’re always welcome, lovely Annabel, and I’m glad you liked my poem. 🌹 Hopefully, resolution of the car damage is adjudicated swiftly, with commensurate compensation. Sending you good luck πŸͺ„πŸ’«βœ¨βœ¨πŸ€

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    1. Thank you so much, Devang!! I got so distracted lately by nonsense car accidents, but will dance more soon πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦°πŸ˜.

      Wishing you a pleasant weekend!! 🌻

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  2. Your words are so delicious, Annabel. I want to write them out and forever commit them to memory. πŸ’— I am so sorry to read about your car. That is awful! That happened to my parked car a few years ago. Terrible. I hope you have smooth resolution with that and safe travels. Best wishes to you, Summer Rose! 🌞🌹

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    1. Your beautiful words always warm my heart and makes every discomfort better to handle, dear Michele 🌷! Yes, it was terrible, and I could have been gotten hit with my car had I wasn’t in the mood to get some ice cream. And I usually don’t like to have desert right after dinner.

      Thank you and send hugsπŸ₯°!!!

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    1. Your kind words have already relieved half of the headache, dear SushimitaπŸ’—. And yes, I can’t wait to get out of here. 3 nonsense car accidents in 11 months with the last one destroyed my car is not a good situation πŸ˜…πŸ₯Ή.

      I am grateful for your concerns and happy we connected!🌷πŸ₯‚

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      1. Oh 😳 that many is shocking, and doesn’t give a good feeling. If you were in India, the elders would have tied a black thread around your left ankle to ward off the evil eye 😌Take care πŸ’•

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  3. May you bloom beautifully my friend! 🌻

    these lines in your wonderful poem “…As I turn around, million shades of golden hues
    form a corsage in orbit around my watery waists …” and ” …he cuts the centre of the sun
    and places me there so the rays of warmth fall around me …” so graceful and powerful , I really loved them and how your poem flowed . I find myself remarking time and again that there’s something so beautiful and mesmerizing in how you use imagery and how you see the world in your poetry. Thank-you for sharing that Annabel πŸ™‚

    I’m sorry to hear about you car, i can’t imagine how that experience must have been for you. I do hope it has been resolving for you!

    Wishing you a safe trip as you prepare to move as I hope for all the best for you. May your journey be ever filled with light and may you continue to bloom into a radiant alba rose πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for writing this beautiful comment, Nelson! It warms my heart and offers me comfort.πŸ™πŸŒ»

      I’m delighted to know that you like this poem and speak highly of itπŸ˜ƒ. The car situation doesn’t look very good, but I am glad the fact that no one was hurt.

      Thank you for your kind wishes!πŸ₯³πŸŒ· I am almost done with packing. And honestly, I still don’t know exactly why I have to leave so soon, but I just can’t stay any extra day here. It feels like I am risking my life hereπŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ›‹β€¦

      May you enjoy every ray of sunshine in Kenya and be blessed everyday !πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ πŸ₯³πŸπŸŒ»

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      1. Anytime Annabel πŸ™‚ I am happy to share that with you as you have with me through your kindness πŸ™‚ 🌻

        sorry to hear that it’s not looking too good :/ though I am really glad as well that no one was hurt. Hoping soon that something can be worked out for you!

        I imagine it’s quite the feeling, being almost done with packing and ready to move. does the suddenness of the move bring that uncertainty? (and of course you don’t have to answer if you don’t want to πŸ™‚ ) πŸ˜„ honestly a reason to move, I would love for a place you feel safe

        thank you πŸ™‚ the morning started cloudy but the sun began to shine and in that moment I smiled and thought of you and thanked you for your wish πŸ™‚ 🌻 you too Annabel always β˜€

        p.s: ever since I read your poem I have been looking up Alba roses, they’re so beautiful!! I love them!

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      2. Wow, you are of a kind and gentleman heart, Nelson! Thank you for the kindness you spread to me.πŸŒ»πŸ™πŸ˜ƒ

        I am actually taking a short trip in LA, just to check out everything and make sure this will be the right move. Haha, I learned my lessons. Had I taken a preliminary trip to Philadelphia before relocating, I would have never chosen to live thereπŸ˜…πŸŒ‡.

        Fortunately, it seems like I have good luck in California and things run smoothly so far. 😊πŸ₯³πŸŒ·

        And yes! Enjoy every moment of your mornings, be it cloudy πŸŒ₯ or sunny 🌞. They are a wonder as you are! Thank you, Nelson! Looking forward to read your works!πŸ₯‚πŸŒ·πŸ₯³

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      3. You’re absolutely welcome Annabel πŸ™‚ I’m so thankful for you 🌻

        that’s brilliant!! yes, that would be very helpful to get a feel of how it would be like should you move there. wishing you a fruitful and fun preliminary trip my friend πŸ₯³πŸŒ» . I’ll keep that lesson in my mind too!

        so glad to hear that Annabel! πŸ₯³ wishing you all the very best from this side of the world 🌹

        😊that’s so touching, i honestly really appreciate that, it left me smiling all day long πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‚
        I look forward to reading your beautiful work too! I keep the hope and inspiration you have shared with me, that one day I shall publish and deliver a copy to you πŸ™‚

        cheers to the eve of your beautiful summer bloom 🌹 and cheers to you Annabel πŸ₯³πŸ₯‚πŸ₯³ πŸ«‚

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      4. You are very wonderful and very kind to me, my friend. I just came back and exhausted, haha. Things are half good and half not so good there….

        And yes, I am looking forwards to read your master pieces and please do send me a copy!!

        Cheers and wish the same to you!!! Keep me updated!

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  4. Hello Annabel,
    first time in your blog. I see that you love poetry, you write poems and you have my respect about that. I love poetry and I face it abosutely with full respect. I also have written a few poems (all posted in my W.P. blog). Mainly, I write tales and novels.
    I’m glad you are here and I will try to follow your blog.

    P.S. Sorry for language-errors

    My best regards to you from Athens.

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    1. Hi Giannis! Thank you so much for your message and I am happy to read it! πŸ˜ƒ Glad that like my poems and my blog!

      Wow, Athens is the place I have always wanted to visit. you are lucky to live there! I will also check out your worksπŸ˜ƒ Thanks again for visiting!πŸ₯‚

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      1. Thank you very much Annabel. Athens is a city with great histry but only …history. The present form of the city is ugly. There are of course very beautiful places but there are also and serious problems. Any way, I hope to visit Greece, my dear, is the land of Gods.
        I have loved your blog under my first sight. And I see that your poetry is extremely interesting.
        Best regards me friend.

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      2. You are very kind and generous, Giannis! I appreciate the kind words! Greece is also one of my travel destinations. Sorry to know that Athens has changed so much over time. But still, it’s famous in the memory of humanity and the world history!!πŸŒ»πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦°

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