Token of Love and Beauty, the Rose …
A Token of my Love
A red red rose I give to you, a token of my love,
Be kind to it, let it not wilt, for it comes from my heart,
The rose touches me gently, petals in the warm waters,
I sink down into the fragrance, as the petals caress me
With velvety softness of deep red they gather round me.
Tis but your love that ever surrounds me with your amatory embrace,
Enfold me then in arms so safe and strong, gently let me sink,
Into your mood, into your heart, to lay in the heavenly fragrance
Of love so divine, of petals so soft, that take me away,
Take me with you to gardens of beauty beyond all senses,
Let me soar and fly ever higher with this token of love,
Then give to me a red red rose, from the petals of your heart.
The rose has always been a token of love and beauty. The ancient ones knew about the powerful energies of the rose. For centuries the rose has been used in medicines for it’s beneficial properties, it also has always been appreciated for the beautiful and romantic fragrance and intoxicating aroma.
Who can resist such a lovely, heavenly fragrance? Walk through an Old-World rose garden with someone you are attracted to and love will certainly bloom. How can it not in the presence of such beauty? Robert Burns knew well that ‘love is like a red red rose’. His poem is timeless and still given or recited to a beloved today as a special gift along with a red rose, the symbol of love. The fragrance alone can sometimes turn one’s thoughts to love and romantic interludes.
The rose, especially a deep red with potent fragrance, is the epitome of erotica in art, poems, and expressions of love.
© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns