Poem of the Week: "Fragile Rose"

Poems are courtesy of poets local to the Upper Moreland area.

Each week, Upper Moreland-Willow Grove Patch is happy to present poems selected by the members of the , as well as poems from the residents of the Upper Moreland area.

This week's poem:


Fragile Rose

By Martha Hunter


Falling petals in the wind

Stony soil bare and cold

Not a master to defend this fragile rose

Subtle fragrance of the past

Haunt my dreams of yesterday

This tender blossom couldn't last the winter's storm

Then the Gardener's tender hand

Digs the weeds away

Watered with the dew of hope

Could it be I'll bloom again?

I must trust a higher hand

To revive my life again

This the Gardener's loving plan

For fragile rose!


About the poet:

Martha Hunter recently retired after 30 years as a child-care professional. A writer since childhood, she was mentored by her mother who wrote until her last week of life. Martha writes music: sacred and children’s music, theme songs for occasions and scores for other poets’ work. She has written a book of historical fiction centered around strong women of the Bible and is seeking an agent.


Have a poem you'd like published here?

Send them to gerrydungan@patch.com—don't forget to say a little bit about yourself, and the best way to get in touch with you. Please include, "Poem of the Week", in the subject line.

Ruth Z. Deming October 03, 2011 at 05:52 PM
Martha is a great addition to our Coffeeshop Writer's Group. Our next meeting is Saturday, October 22 at Weinrich's Bakery Coffeeshop from 1:30 to 4 pm.


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