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To think that this meaningless thing was ever a rose,
Scentless, colourless, this!
Will it ever be thus (who knows?)
Thus with our bliss,
If we wait till the close
?

Tho’ we care not to wait for the end, there comes the end
Sooner, later, at last,
Which nothing can mar, nothing mend:
An end locked fast,
Bent we cannot re-bend
…Summer Is Ended by Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti mulled over her death in many of her poems…in this one she questions how we would look and feel at the end of our lives, using the imagery of a dying withered rose..“scentless, colourless”…not so these withered autumn roses…by next spring there will be new growth, beautiful blooms filling the garden with wonderful scents..
I hope she is wrong in her surmises about death..I hope that I can look back on a life filled with meaning


Abstract Roses in Watercolour on Arches Not Paper…
More Flowers Here

I paint in many different styles and feature a myriad of subject matter, which I show as individual collections….
I am inspired by the world interpreting it in brilliant colours, often influenced by the writings of famous authors and poets..
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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 1 year ago


    To think that this meaningless thing was ever a rose,
    Scentless, colourless, this!
    Will it ever be thus
    ?…to learn more about this painting, click description above…

  • – © Janis Zroback

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dover 1 year ago

    Beautiful, vibrant bouquet of colour and forms!

  • Thank you so much…I really appreciate it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 1 year ago

    brilliant color!

  • Thank you so much Cindy..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 1 year ago

    beautiful explosion of colour Janis…lovely painting..

  • Thank you so much Linda…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 1 year ago

    Incredible work Janis!! :)

  • Thank you so much Keith…I really appreciate it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much…I really appreciate it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Angela L Walker
    © Angela L Walkerover 1 year ago

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

  • Thank you so much Angela….very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearceover 1 year ago

    Beautiful!!

  • Thank you so much Alison…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    09-21-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you so much…I really appreciate it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Ivana Pinaffo
    Ivana Pinaffoover 1 year ago

    Excellent, I love the colours

  • Thank you so much Ivana…glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

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