Blossoms, Frost and Faith

George Krumenacker
Last Modified: November 1, 2001

Copyright © 1994 to George Krumenacker

Reprinted on OncoLink with permission of the author

A summer rose
has touched our hearts--
her beauty, planted in our souls

Now we can see;
the fresh, radiant Blossom
even in the winter.

We can see
the infinite strength
in the gentleness
that endures the chilling frost;

we can see
the Ordeal
and the Bliss
as her inextinguishable dignity
defies a frozen Earth,
and she blooms again and again--
ever so lovely-- our heroine
Summer Rose.

-- George Krumenacker
For Deidre Hannafin (1961-1994)


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