An Open Flower

Rosebud opening

Face turning toward the day

Stop and smell this rose —

Let the nascent day diffuse

An aromatic perfume.

beautiful bloom blooming blossom
Photo by Tabitha Mort on

This is for Heeding Haiku and for this week’s Weekly Scribblings about clichés. The cliché that I used is “Stop and smell the roses.” Follow the links to read more poems! 

13 thoughts on “An Open Flower

  1. I love everything about this one. It’s an invitation we should all make (and accept). Also, your use of the cliché is wonderful–going from the general “smell the roses” to “smell this rose”, takes me to a completely different place, a place reserved just for me.

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