Forlorn.of.thee (fa'lo:n ŭv thē), p, my only strength and stay,forlorn of thee, whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
Paradise Lost by John Milton

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sweet Briar Rose

Briar Rose, the name of sleeping beauty in a tale by the Brothers Grimm. A flower with pink petals and a lovely fragrance.

Such a sweet name and yet, it's classified as a weed down under.

Sweet Briar Rose... life's just not fair eh?


Anonymous said...

they look so much like the beach roses that grow all over the shores and dunes here - I'd never call them weeds though !

you might find this interesting :

Briar Rose-" Pleasure and pain." Of the many species of thorn which claim to have composed Christ's crown, the briar is given an authoritative position, and there is an exquisite couplet which tells how " Men only saw the thorns on Jesus' brow, But angels saw the roses."

or this one :

Eglantine/Sweet-Briar/Rosa Eglantaria - Poetry, I wound to heal...

Manz said...

Why is it that plants that grow easily and without much care are "weeds" where those that take all your time and efforts are "flowers"!?

Young Werther said...

LOL, I'll be populating my garden with weeds then :)