A collection of arcane, and perhaps at times the most inane of my thoughts.

Of a thorn, a rose, and a mythical unicorn

No rose without a thorn but many a thorn without a rose. /endquote

Ponder a bit.

What of a rose that wilts come the season next;
fragrance, colour, and more, world calls her at dawn.
Wherefore the human, calling her presence blest;
crumples galore, she's a broken carriage drawn.

When I exist she says, my fragrance pervades;
to the cynic that worries it makes not a change.
The lord here cometh, to his fine old a grange;
he sees me of worth, not his mountain of jades.

Not long my love, smiles the seeming cynic;
the lord's taste remains, you but a humble chalice.
Your crumbling, his grumbling, I tell sans malice;
the day ahead, your falling off the lord's tunic.

The cynic remains, seated at the conjurer's booth;
a flower, a bouquet, and more his life thus far seen.
Starting with steam, each one calling herself queen;
alas! the young flowers running away from truth.

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