Rosy poetry

Miles Seiden
1 min readFeb 6, 2023

A bouquet of 12 haikus in advance of Valentine’s

Blended rose in pen and colored pencil, by the author

Arising roses’
aromas roam nostril roads,
scenting cilia



Meaning has mated
the genius genus Rosa
to human romance



Bloom, not blush, young bud
Beware the prickly stickler,
fixed and flowerless



Gently, the gard’ner
showers each showy flower
with hose hydration



All praise to Persia
for your gold rosy posy
present to the world



On the matter of
attar, oil of the petal —
Absolute essence



Angel City bathes
rose-bound floats, bowls, gardens and
homes in heaven’s scent


Sow so love may grow
from never-ceding seeds and
no-way wilting will



Scottish Rose Leslie
brought grit to wildling Ygritte
and taught Snow to know



Glory be, rosary,
creed-beaded lifeline of love,
prayer and mystery



Esoteric truths
yield concealed universal,
alchemic order



Divine art depicts
Venus, Isis and Mary’s
still sanguine symbol

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Miles Seiden

A (com)passionate creative consultant for visionary organizations. Poetry, stories, opinions and wordplay for a brighter today.