The roses are waning
Their blossoms are fewer
And petals litter the ground
But this week there was still enough
Of the knock-out roses
To fill the old blue and white pitcher on the dining room table
And the Blaze Rose that I planted 25 years ago
and creeps up the side of the house
Provided enough blossoms
to fill a blue and white pitcher
in the breakfast room.
Before all the petals are gone, a lot of blooms will be picked
to be made into this year's potpourri.
There is nothing like a hint of rose fragrance inside the house
especially in winter.
There is something about red roses in blue and white pitchers.