Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose......
The line is from Gertrude Stein's poem Sacred Emily, written in 1913 and published in 1922, in Geography and Plays. The verbatim line is actually, 'Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose':
Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose
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That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet...
From Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, 1594:
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.
Traditionally the red rose is the "official" flower to send to a loved one on Valentine's Day. It is believed that the red rose signifies True Love, Romance & Great Affection. It is the choice of most men when purchasing flowers for their loves, but statistics show that most women prefer any other color of rose besides red. And most women really prefer many other types of flowers other than a rose altogether.
Below are a few ideas to send other than red roses.
Orange "Circus" roses! Hot Pink Gerbera Daisies
Tulips that have been swirled in a vase. Lilies & pink roses!
Gerbera daisies & roses with an accent of hybrid Misty Blue!
I love vintage postcards & greeting cards. Here are a couple of Valentine's Day cards that I love.
Wishing you Valentine's Day Blessings!!
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