What is a Rose? Poetry by Z.R. Ghani

What is a Rose?

“A rose is wit
and contradiction”

“A rose is in my heart
its thorns fraying my pulse”

“A rose is a candle
into a dark flame”

“A rose is happy being both
man and woman”

“A rose is its own enemy
and has many of its own
love isn’t one of them”

“A rose is a shoe
for lips and noses”

“A rose is a broken chalice
that doesn’t need fixing
and takes pride in spilling”

“A rose is quite disgraceful
when you think about it”

“A rose is a forgiven thing
despite being immodest”

“A rose is many
formed in one”

“A rose is a soft hand
leading to glowing caves”

“A rose is what it’s like to find
rock bottom and discovering
a bed of silk”

“A rose is the garden’s

“A rose is a splendorous kiss
to itself
unaware that you’re watching”

“A rose is an activist’s

“A rose is archived mille-feuille”

“A rose is a maiden
hanging out on the balcony
of your lapel”

“A rose is a pair of hairy legs
under a frilly skirt”

“A rose is a weapon to itself
as we all are”

“A rose would rather not
use its thorns but has them
on hand just in case”

“A rose is an applause in reverse
waving off admiration
what does it sound like?”

Bio: Z. R. Ghani is a ‘Best of the Net’-nominated poet from North London, UK. She has a BA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. Zaina’s poems have appeared in Magma Poetry, Black Bough Poetry, The Willowherb Review, Square Wheel Press, Bind Collective, Hazel Press, and The Adriatic. —
Z.R. GhaniAuthor and poetBA Creative Writing (Hons), BA Creative Arts (Hons)Instagram: @z.r.ghani

photo by Z.R. Ghani

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is zainapicdk.jpeg

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: