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Roses pictures

Rose is a queen of flowers. Everybody notices rose flower. Let's look at them and enjoy their beauty!

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Roses and poetry

Flowers have been used as symbols for many years, in literature, in music, in dance and even in everyday life, to represent condolences, sorrow, joy, love and all kinds of affection. It is, then, no surprise that they have made such an impact in modern poetry, becoming all kinds of metaphors, similes and imagery as they are adapted and manipulate for all sorts of literary purposes, including being stripped of all previous metaphorical significance.

Yeats' famous collection of poetry, The Rose, takes one of the most famous floral symbols and adapts it in many differing and complex ways, sometimes using its simple romantic connotations to further his own poetic motives and other times destroying them completely in order to use the rose as a new kind of symbol, freed of its original, sentimental attachments. Gertrude Stein's most famous quote, 'a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose', taken from her poem Sacred Emily, seems to be part of her desire to de-familiarise the historical gravity of words, to detach words from traditional connotative meanings and giving them new ones, breaking them back into syllables and simple sounds in order to 'restore' language itself. The heavily imbued and very much overused symbol of the rose seems the perfect emblem with which to begin. Other poets, however, chose to exploit the idea of the rose, in its romantic terms, exacerbating its place in sentimental culture, for example Robert Burns' most famous work: My Love is like a Red, Red Rose.

It is not only the rose that has been used as a poetic symbol in our time, though the rose is possibly the most prominent example of a flower accumulating cultural and poetic significance. Sylvia Plath's most celebrated poetic offering, Ariel, contains the well known poem, Tulips, where the flower becomes a complex symbol for many emotions and incongruence's present within the poem. The tradition of giving flowers to hospital patients as an act of kindness is reversed, as Plath plunges the seemingly harmless gesture into negativity, imbuing the simple flowers with a sinister gloom. The poppy, of course, is a prominent symbol in much war poetry, signifying blood and death but also resolve and peace as the simple flowers covered the redundant battle fields when the fighting was finally over. The poppy has become one of the most powerful floral symbols of our time as a result, not only in poetry but every year in November as paper poppies are adorned in plain remembrance of the war dead.

Whatever the poetic resonance of the gesture, flowers have remained a classic gift and a timeless symbol of affection, good wishes and love and have become so ingrained in popular culture that they are now available in high street stores and local supermarkets and on websites like Interflora. It seems that the everyday importance of the flower will be just as lasting as the flower's more poetic and romantic significance, which makes them the ideal gift for those with Romantic sensibilities this Valentine's Day.

Colors of roses

Roses are the ultimate flower for expression of emotion or feeling. As a gift, roses can convey different meanings if the person receiving them knows the symbolism attached to the various colors of roses. Over the years, the meanings behind the different colors of roses have evolved to cover many sentiments. Before ordering a bouquet of roses for delivery, or to interpret possible meaning behind the last bouquet of roses you received, read on to learn the meanings associated with many common colors of roses.

Red is the most commonly given color of roses. Red signifies love and passion. True red is the rose for lovers. Fiery red roses signify passion, while cardinal red symbolizes desire. Fully bloomed red roses best convey the message “I still love you,” while red rose buds are a way to express love for the first time.

Yellow roses once meant jealousy, but today the yellow rose signifies friendship, familiar love, and domestic happiness. Yellow roses can also be an appropriate sentiment to express sympathy. Orange roses symbolize an expression of pride or amazement, while peach roses symbolize appreciation and desire. A bouquet of orange roses would be appropriate for a graduate or to commemorate a promotion, while peach could express sincere appreciation for someone’s accomplishments.

Pink roses signify elegance, gentility, and poetic romance, without the seriousness signified by red. Pink roses are more light-hearted than red and can signify mere admiration or sweetness of thought. Light pink roses can signify both sympathy and friendship, while dark pink is symbolic of appreciation and thankfulness. A mixture of pink and red roses signifies a romantic relationship.

White roses are sometimes called the “flower of light” and are the bride’s roses. They symbolize unity, sincerity, loyalty, purity, and a love stronger than death. White roses can be mixed with red to emphasize the meaning of love, while white rose buds are an appropriate gift to a young girl from her father.

Purple roses represent majestic glory and can symbolize eternal love, while lavender or lilac roses signify love at first sight or the beginning of true feelings. Purple roses are appropriate for wedding anniversaries beyond 25 years and as memorial flowers for a lost spouse. Deep purple roses should be reserved for intimate situations.

Black roses are symbolic of death. Many people view black roses as an omen, but they can signify change or rejuvenation on the horizon, as some rose buds appear black but then bloom into crimson red. The meaning of black roses may not be understood or well received as a gift, so you should avoid this color if you are at all unsure of the recipient’s beliefs.

Many colors of roses come in various shades, which can signify slightly different meanings from their primary colors. Mixing different colors together in one bouquet is an excellent way to convey a mixture of emotions when one sentiment is not enough.


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