February Rose Sonnet

Well, readers – yet another month has passed and we are well into winter with all her bizarre thermostatic ups and downs.  Just four days ago – it was 60 degrees here in Southern New Jersey – then the cold winds came and blustered about, swelling freezing temperatures, once again.  This morning – we awoke to a carpet of glorious white draping all and sundry, escorted by a biting cold when the wind doth blow.

Remember last month I poetically introduced you to my “January Rose” HERE?

At the end of my flowery poesy, I predicted that, ere my rose not succumb to its winter hibernation – like all my other rose bushes have sensibly done – it might, in fact, morph into a “February Rose”.

My foresight has been proved – a “February Rose” have I – and a new sonnet to same:

And, so it goes
Now, my February rose
Decidedly froze, 
In the snow
While chill winds blow
Alas! ‘Tis so
No bloom to grow?
No blossom to show?
My hope brought low
Yea – but, though
In God I know
He is not slow
     For redemption to bring
     Ah! Soon the spring . . .
And – Hope Springs Eternal!
Joyful Pink Saturday!

Sharing my February Rose Sonnet with Beverly on Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound!

February Rose Sonnet, by Kathryn Ross (c) 2013

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About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at TheWritersReverie.com and blogs at PageantWagonPublishing.com.


  1. Gorgeous rose & LuV your sonnet !!
    HapPy to find you at PS..
    [if you’re a reader, I’d love to have you join our Scotland Reading Challenge] especially being of the Ross clan ! =)
    Always welcome for a cuppa…

  2. A beautiful sonnet indeed! Our South Carolina weather has been so mild that I am sure if I had not trimmed my Knockout roses within a foot off the ground, they would be coaxing a sonnet from me.

  3. Poor little rose he tried so hard only to be frozen by nasty snow.

  4. I am rather astonished that that rose is still alive! Hope blooms eternal!!

    Lovely sonnet, and it’s good to hear from you in Blog Land!


  5. Awww- what a sweet rose and a sweet poem. Happy Pink Saturday! 🙂

  6. Very resilient.

    Please come and peek at my PINK.
    Your comment is always a joy to read.

  7. I was on pins, waiting to see if you had a February rose! A miracle!


  8. Love your rose and the beautiful words written here! Thank you for sharing with us. HPS! Enjoy the week!

  9. What a beautiful post…ahhh….the beautiful poetry of life!

    Ciao Bella

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