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open sky :: SAMVAAD | 2nd July

hosts : Sanjuktaa Asopa & Kashiana Singh


rugosa rose

i become the family’s

matriarch


----Patricia Ann Nelson

(Unpublished)


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Patricia has to say this about the poem: The poem is fairly self-explanatory, it was written after my mother's death. That said, I do prefer allowing the reader space for their own interpretation. btw. Rugosa roses are antique roses, with many thorns and are know for their hardiness. ;-)


Google says:

Well-known for its incredible hardiness and legendary disease resistance, Rosa rugosa, commonly known as rugosa Rose or Japanese Rose, is rich in many virtues and can be relied on to provide interest and colour. Parent to many shrub roses, this is a vigorous,tough, prickly, sprawling, suckering shrub that is amazingly tolerant of dry sandy soils, salt spray and wind.


I could somehow relate to this poem instantly and I think…


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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Jul 04, 2023
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I had googled this flower amd read about it.

This ku is growing on me.

Like it a lot.

It took me time, though.

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Jul 04, 2023

Sanjuktaa,

Would you be able to give your explanation for how the fragment and the phrase connect here?

And also Patricia's inspiration behind this poem.

I've been coming to this several times.

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I posted Patricia's comments now. Also a bit of info from Google that would make it easy to understand this poem.

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