“a young man passed by, wearing | roses and myrtle of the moon.” ~ Federico Garcia Lorca, from “Arbolé, Arbolé . . .”

Friday Leftovers

Corey picked the most amazing rose from our backyard bush. I planted this bush many, many years ago, and it still offers up the most beautiful blooms every year. It’s called a Peace Rose. Here are a few select shots:

Lotus Rose Rose 1 Rose Film Grain Rose film grain crop

Music by Lianne La Havas, featuring Willy Mason, “No Room For Doubt”


a woman had placed

after jorge luis borges

a yellow rose
in a hotel glass
the man had kissed her
on the neck
had kissed her
on the mouth

but these kisses belonged to yesterday
there would be no moment
of revernalization

yellow roses came from china
open in may before our hybrids
unfold pink rugosities and baroque scent
expose dusty fissured yellow pearls

~ Anne Blonstein