A Rose The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
Oh, the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove.
But I send you a cream-white rose bud
With a flush on its petal tips;
For the love that is purest and sweetest
Has a kiss of desire on the lips.
~ John Boyle O'Rielly 1844-1890
A rose to rise
A rose to fall
A rose to conquer all
Thorns that hurt
Thorns that protect
Thorns to start what cannot be stopped
One rose to say one word
One rose to say many words
Several roses to say nothoing at all
From rise to fall
From hurt to protect
A rose is a rose
That can mean many things
But all depends on you
Your own heart
With its own rose
Its own thorns
Colour Lets look at the meaning of color first.
Red: Red is the symbol of love. To give red roses says "I love you still"
White: Shows purity and innocence. They also represent humility, youthfulness and charm.
Pink: To give pink roses shows grace, joy, and gratitude. Pale pink also has the meaning of fun attached to it.
Orange: Desire and enthusiam. These would be a great choice to give to someone if you want the relationship to develop further. Lilac and Lavender roses also show these feelings.
Yellow: Joy and friendship - yellow roses don't specifically show love. They can also represent starting over,or a new beginning. Yellow tipped with red shows friendship falling in love.
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How Many To Give?
The number of roses that you give is important. Convey the right message by giving the correct number of roses!
1:Love at first sight - you are "the one"
2:Mutual love and feelings
3: Also says "I Love You".
7: Together for ever
10:Represents perfection. To give someone 10 roses shows you feel that way about them.
12:The standard for "be mine". Often given on Valentines day, when for a married couple,actually 7 or 10 might be a better choice. (slightly cheaper as well! ;-)
13:A sign of enduring friendship
15: Im sorry