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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bloom ( Song for Neda)

raised in protest
flood the streets
of Tehran
a shot
a river
an end

a red rose 
under a maiden's nose
blooms silently
across her lips
a circle of thorns
surround her heart

Peace - Rene
all words and images by rene 2009


  1. This gave me chills.

  2. Gosh that poem gives the bloom so much meaning. Very creative.

  3. Very nice image and poem - isn't it awful how the government over there is trying to spin her death now?

  4. I agree with all the above--the poem is a great partner to the image.

  5. Everything works...the blooming rose and that poem. Powerful stuff! Fabulous take on the theme!

  6. I like the composition of this image.

  7. I like how the poem express so many emotions & imaginary, it's just a shame that freedom is still something so hard to get

  8. I would like to thank everyone who has read and/or commented on my tribute to Neda.

    I actually wanted to post this on last weeks Inch by Inch for Courage but I wasn't satisfied with it at that point. It wasn't quite "there" yet.

    I had my doubts with for this weeks but I knew "Bloom" was the perfect home for Neda's tribute.

    To date this piece has taken my the longest to write, watching the video countless times, reading everything I could possibly find, delving into every detail each little crumb of information...I stuggled with this,deleting line after line and starting again 4 or 5 times...I just wanted to put into the right words the images and the emotions. I hope I have done Neda justice.

    Peace - Rene

  9. love the ending...

    beautiful... thanks for sharing, Lady Rene

  10. That's really beautiful, Rene.
    Peace to you too.

  11. A powerful tribute, Rene.
    Beautifully written!

    Peace to all.
    Mary Jane

  12. you did it beautifully, poetically, Rene. because of you, Neda lives on.


  13. This written work brings out a totally new meaning to a rose and its bloom. Wow. You really are gifted with putting words to paper.

    Thank you once again for participating in the weekly INCH by INCH.


  14. God bless Neda. What a beautiful tribute. Thank you.

  15. Beautiful and powerful, Rene. Wonderful job.

  16. Yes, we remember Neda. Somehow her beauty made it worse. It shouldn't have, but it did.

  17. A wonderful poem laden with impassioned thoughts of freedom!

  18. Nice - important poem - glad you shared this Friday!


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