December Rose-Heart of Gold

Sun to Sun

A heart made of gold is a heavy thing to bear

But of naught else would I have mine crafted

Wood decays and burns, at all else would tear

Stones unrefined are but elder hearts drafted


Diamonds won’t break, neither can they be reshaped

Stars glow conflagrant and never could be tamed

Of the precious metals, many mimic the moon

But golden is the sun, from which hearts are hewn


This small pearl of ember, reasonably contained

Understandably, however, may become enflamed

No two are alike though they complement

Closer to the whole from which they were rent


It is said, “from ashes to ashes, from dust to dust”

That is to say, “copper to tarnish, iron to rust”

But the golden we live on, this I truly believe

From sun to sun, incandescent and heavy

My name is December Rose… Well, that’s not entirely true, but I prefer that name as a writer. Just like everyone else, I’m not just a writer. I’m also not just a musician, engineer, coffee enthusiast, or child, but I am all of those things and plus a bit more. I’ve lived life and had my share of wonderful and regrettable experiences, and found that my place in the world seems to be in words. I like to tell stories about my friends because they’re all quirky characters, and I think they could all be legends, if they’d let themselves. I like to write poetry about the beautiful things in life, and yeah, sometimes I get a bit melancholy. Really, my December Rose blog is all about wearing my heart on my sleeve and keeping up my creative writing skills, since my job requires zero creativity, and if I went all day without some sort of outlet, I’d lose myself. I’d appreciate any and all critique (don’t worry about sparing my feelings. If you’re coming from the angle of trying to help me improve, I’ll understand even the most nit-picky critique) because I do intend to write and publish books someday. I also just love people, and if my writing can be an inspiration or simply bring a smile to even one other human, it’ll be worth it to me. My goal is to make memories, be in memories, and give others something to remember.

“God gave us memories so we could have roses in December” – J. M. Barrie (author of Peter Pan)

2 thoughts on “December Rose-Heart of Gold

  1. I love the traditional poetic frame of this poem: rhyme schemes and rhythms, this has a very enduring feel to it. I am spending some time reading an anthology from the 1930’s titled Best Loved Poems of the American People. I think this one is kin with those poems in a very good way. Wonderful.

    Thanks for writing, thanks for sharing, thanks for guesting December Rose! May we all find you the second star to the right!


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