Hilda Conkling: Rose-petals

Alfredo Rodriguez - At the rose garden - from alfredoartist.com

Alfredo Rodriguez – At the rose garden – from alfredoartist.com

The poem After Plotinus by Fabian Strachan Woodley tells of a “perfect, new blown rose” lost by a little flower-girl; four people, “souls blind and dull”, ignored it, but a fifth person “raised it, and bore it tenderly”; although “there was no beauty in the rose”, he “saw mirrored in the flower his own Mind Beautiful.” CONTINUE READING…