© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

the price of treasure

would you have
a thornless rose?
i advise against it
we need the occasional
drop of blood
to remind us
of our humanity
we need the tang
of adversity
to spur our striving
how much more dearly
we prize those things
for which we’ve had
to struggle to obtain
how much more carefully
we guard them
knowing that so much
of oneself was invested
in the obtaining

© 2013 RC deWinter

Hear me read this poem.

Digital oils from a photograph by Doris Atkinson.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, 2 layers of DAP

Featured in All Things Poetic, Artistic, Philosophical




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Comments

  • Patito49
    Patito49over 1 year ago

    Wow, very nice touch… love the processing! Excellent!

  • Gracias, mi amigo :-)

    – RC deWinter

  • devotee1
    devotee1over 1 year ago

    Not quite red, such a lovely lavender…I love blossoms.

  • So do I, thanks, Joe.

    – RC deWinter

  • Greybeard
    Greybeardover 1 year ago

    As with all your work, an instant favourite. I love the way you can process without loosing the realism and nature of your subject.Terry

  • Tanks so much, Terry, I always appreciate your encouragement.

    – RC deWinter

  • autumngirl
    autumngirlover 1 year ago

    So beautiful!

  • Lovely, thanks so much.

    – RC deWinter

  • Suzanne German
    Suzanne Germanover 1 year ago

    Great Work! – Featured in the All Things Poetic Artistic Philosophical group – 27-4-13
    (Suzanne – Group Host)

  • Thank you so much, Suzanne.

    – RC deWinter

  • PatChristensen
    PatChristensenover 1 year ago

    Beautiful and stunning wonderful post work :)Pat

  • Many thanks, Pat, much appreciated.

    – RC deWinter

  • Chazagirl
    Chazagirlover 1 year ago

    Gorgeously elegant and beautiful!!

  • I appreciate your kind feedback, many thanks.

    – RC deWinter

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago


    MAY 1st, 2013
    ?See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ?Please participate in the ongoing Challenges
    Mary

  • Thank you, Mary, I appreciate the feature.

    – RC deWinter

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