© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

Not Like a Rose

Let not your heart be as inconstant
as the fragile rose,
whose gaudy show is short flamboyance lived,
but armor it with loyalty and love
to best withstand the harsh and bitter blasts
of winter’s disappointments.
No matter its appearance outwardly,
what’s carried deep within is what I treasure.
You need not wear it as a proof
of vain affection on your sleeve,
but rather open it to me when I most need it.
Then I will know it slumbers safe inside you,
mine and mine alone to nurture and enjoy,
and that is all I ever need to know.

© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

Digital oils from a photograph by Doris Atkinson

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Filter Forge 3,
Akvis Oils over Sketchy Painting

This is an ART for Cancer Group image.
25% of all sales of this picture will be donated
to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


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I have been a photographer for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment, with pictures published in print as well as in online publications and galleries. The digitally-composed works are created using a variety of software. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.

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  • Forfarlass
    Forfarlassover 1 year ago

    A great Title for a beautiful Rose.Lovely work xx

  • Many thanks for your kind feedback.

    – RC deWinter

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    Beautiful lighting in this, GIna

  • Thanks so much, sweetie….sending best wishes for health your way.

    – RC deWinter

  • Scott Mitchell
    Scott Mitchellover 1 year ago

    beautiful work Gina!

  • Merci infiniment!

    – RC deWinter

  • devotee1
    devotee1over 1 year ago

    Lovely, RC!

  • Curtsying in appreciation.

    – RC deWinter

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    Thanks so much GIna – I am getting tired of feeling like death warmed up

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