Kiss of the gods by Maureen Grobler

I was up at the crack of dawn to visit our local farmer’s market and I came across David’s stall. I asked him politely if he would mind if I take photos of his roses, his face burst into a sunshine smile and he said “Of course not – you are more than welcome, but please, would you mind if I use them for my website?”… and so I started taking shots of his roses. The colours are all true – I did not fiddle with any processing or enhancements. His business is called “Bocca di Dio Roses” – which means “Kiss of the gods”… I must agree that these roses makes me feel like kissing for sure! ;-)

It also made me think of someone I know…

I always thought of you as a gift, wrapped in brightly coloured paper holding promises of excitement, surprise and endless joy.
One of those gifts I could hardly wait to open…
Slowly you allowed me to tear off bit by bit of your colourful paper – your skin, your soul, your dreams, your goals…
What I discovered inside, made me reach even deeper…
But you were a borrowed gift, this I knew, and soon I had to return you to your rightful owner.
Time slipped in somehow, and stole our joy…

Am I allowed to blame time?

I don’t know.

All I remember now is the laughter, the butterflies, the roses, the longing and the dreams…
And how I would have easily give up everything

…for one moment to redeem…

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  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 4 years ago

    Wow, his roses certainly are most gorgeous! Lovely shot Maureen!

  • Pretoria’s farmer’s market on a Saturday sure is a place to find beautiful flowers, freshly baked custard croissant – which I don’t buy of course – and the prices are so reasonable. Always worth a visit. Thanks Maree :-)

    – Maureen Grobler

  • Ronny Falkenstein
    Ronny Falkensteinover 4 years ago

    Oh Maureen, you are very talented. The colors are natural. You have a good eye for details.

  • Thank you Ronny – that is a nice compliment…

    – Maureen Grobler

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • Thank you for accepting my image Francis.

    – Maureen Grobler

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...over 4 years ago

    ooh soo very lovely.

  • Hi Lorraine! Thank you – any woman’s dream isn’t it? ;-)

    – Maureen Grobler

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 4 years ago

    Most beautiful!!! I can ’’smell" them!! and your poetry fits so well Maureen!

  • When a picture uses more than one sense you know it’s a good picture… thank you Elizabeth!

    – Maureen Grobler

  • Schoumakers
    Schoumakersover 4 years ago

    Clap, clap, clap, clap !
    Splendide my friend !
    Félicitations ! ! !

  • Hahaha! Thank you dear Daniel!

    – Maureen Grobler

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    lovely composition, well done

  • I’m glad you approve…very glad!

    – Maureen Grobler

  • liaimages
    liaimagesover 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much! I appreciate your comment and the favourites even more :-)

    – Maureen Grobler

  • myrbpix
    myrbpixover 4 years ago

    Oh woooowww!!! This is awesome! The symbol of love and the colours of happiness! :o))

  • Thank you my friend :-)

    – Maureen Grobler

  • annalisa bianchetti
    annalisa bianc...over 4 years ago

    Gorgeous !!!!

  • Thank you Annalisa :-)

    – Maureen Grobler

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