Tuesday, November 1, 2011

“The Rose Family”


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I love this poem for the simple reason that I am a “rose”.  My name is Rosalinda and my maiden name is Rosales.  I remembered once before I got married, a representative of my office from Spain took one look at my name posted on my office door and told me I belonged to a rose family.  Some of my friends call me “Rose”  or “Rosie”.  Once in a while, I got called “Rosa”. 
My rose friends call me “Rosalinda” which is “Beautiful Rose” in Spanish. 

The rose is a rose,
And always was a rose.
But the theory now goes
That the apple’s a rose,
And the pear is, and so’s
The plum, I suppose.

The dear only knows
What will next prove a rose.
You, of course, are a rose –
But were always a rose.
                      
                        Robert Frost
                        Collected Poems (1930)