Friday, 2 June 2017

"La Vie en Rose" May

"A Rose is a rose.... a rose is a rose.

Loveliness extreme...
 Extra gaiters, 
Loveliness extreme.

Sweetest ice-cream...

...Page ages page ages page ages...

...Wiped wiped wire wire.
Sweeter than peaches and pears and cream...

...Wiped wire wiped wire.
Extra extreme."

Gertrude Stein

 "What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;..."
 (From Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, 1600)

 What matters is what something is, not what it is called.


'SWEET LOVE'... the name of this most beautiful Rose I've planted last year in May




May 2016

One year later:

May 2017

She is doing extremely well....


.... simply beautiful!

...and the scent - the fragrant 'outflow' - breathtaking.



'BERNADETTE  LAFONT' - with an intensive perfume

"What a lovely thing a rose is !
Arthur Conan Doyle

Having said this....

If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears. Isaac Hayes
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"If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose,  
you must accept the thorns which it bears."
- Isaac Hayes   


"I'd rather have roses on my table.....

..... than diamonds on my neck."
Emma Goldmann


"You may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will...

...But the scent of the roses will hang around still."
Thomas Moore 

(If I only could transfer this scent to all of you...!)


"It is the time you have spent on your rose...

...that makes her so important."
Antoine De Saint-Exupery

"It will never rain roses:
when we want to have more roses
we must plant more trees."
George Eliot

 My little wild rose....
one of my favorite German poems:

Leise zieht durch mein Gemüt
Liebliches Geläute,
Klinge, kleines Frühlingslied,
Kling hinaus ins Weite.
Kling hinaus bis an das Haus,
Wo die Blumen sprießen,
Wenn du eine Rose schaust,
Sag, ich laß sie grüßen.  

Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)


"Softly flow through my soul,
sweet sounds of love,
sing, little spring song,
peal forth into the vast distance.
Flow toward that house,
where the little violets bloom,
and when you see a rose,
give her my greetings."

 "A rose is a rose is a rose

The meaning most often attributed to this is the notion that when all is said and done, 
a thing is what it is.


At last but not least...

THANK  YOU  ALL  for still visiting my blog !
THANK  YOU for your comments !
Can not tell how much I appreciate this.

Sending you a basket of roses with all my best wishes
for a wonderful Whitsun - Pentecôte - Weekend

A bientôt.....


"a thing is what it is."
This is in similar vein to Shakespeare's
'a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.'
When asked what she meant by the line, Stein said that in the time of Homer, or of Chaucer, 
"the poet could use the name of the thing and the thing was really there." 
As memory took it over, the thing lost its identity, 
and she was trying to recover that.
Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. She hosted a Paris salon, where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Henri Matisse, would meet.
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 "A rose is a rose is a rose"
The sentence "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." written by Gertrude Stein as part of the 1913 poem "Sacred Emily", which appeared in the 1922 book Geography and Plays. In that poem, the first "Rose" is the name of a person. Stein later used variations on the sentence in other writings, and "A rose is a rose is a rose" is among her most famous quotations, often interpreted as meaning "things are what they are", a statement of the law of identity, "A is A". In Stein's view, the sentence expresses the fact that simply using the name of a thing already invokes the imagery and emotions associated with it, an idea also intensively discussed in the problem of universals debate where Peter Abelard and others used the rose as an example concept. As the quotation diffused through her own writing, and the culture at large, Stein once remarked, "Now listen! I’m no fool. I know that in daily life we don't go around saying 'is a ... is a ... is a ...' Yes, I’m no fool; but I think that in that line the rose is red for the first time in English poetry for a hundred years.".........
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