Garden of Roses

“You’re only here for a short visit.

Don’t hurry, don’t worry.

And be sure to smell the flowers

along the way.”

— Walter Hagen

nectar of long life

fragrant sustenance of gods

perfume of flowers

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Archways of Life ~ Enjoy the ambrosia of roses • Elizabeth Park Conservancy, West Hartford, Conn. photo by Ellen Franks • “Garden of Roses” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor
© 2022


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