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An uncommon variety of amethyst hue,

her stature adequate, her stalk yielding,

but persistent and thorny to

those who would quash her

curious uniqueness.


Despite the ravages of time and

circumstance to her outer petals…

she finds inner strength from deep

within her folds and somehow

manages still to give.


Her spray is full of abiding love,

commitment and loyalty, but only

for those she deems worthy.


She is a complex beauty with a

delicate sinew and while some

may smile upon her

with ardent unfailing affection…

She is plaintively aware that her

unusual color will never be the

preferred choice of many…


but she has found her place, and voice

among the flowers in life’s garden,

and it is here that she flourishes

with a loveliness all her own

this piquant purple rose.



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Dani Heart (46 Posts)


  1. Lovely, Dani. Really Lovely!

  2. Dani Heart (Author)

    Thank you Katy. I wrote a series of rose poems for a chapter in my second book of poetry, and I had intended to include this one, but the words just never came. Better late than never. :) I think I will make a chapbook perhaps of just the rose series, which as you can see continues to grow. :)

  3. Dani, complex and unique, lovely and strong. Your amethyst rose is beautiful and so is your poem. I’m so happy to have your rose in my garden. :)

  4. Dani Heart (Author)

    Thank so much sweet Melody. :) I so appreciate you taking the time to comment. :)

    • Amethysts were my mother’s favorites. She would have loved your Amethyst Rose.

  5. Dani Heart (Author)

    Thank you Melody. You have touched my heart. :)

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