Beauty Pricks

The Sepal, Petal and a Thorn by Emily Dickinson (Image)

A sepal, petal, and a thorn
Upon a common summer’s morn,
A flash of dew, a bee or two,
A breeze
A caper in the trees,—
And I ’m a rose!

Roses are deemed as a symbol of love. They are visited by the bees and washed by the dew. Their petals make the air fragrant but they also carry thorns that prick. No beautiful thing is without a touch a stinginess. This severity is for its own protection.
Title: A sepal, petal and a thorn
Year of Poem: 1775
Writer: Emily Dickinson
Birthplace of Writer:United Kingdom