Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What's in a name...

Rosa 'Madame A. Meilland' was created near Lyon, France in the 1930s. When it became evident that the Nazis would soon invade France, cuttings of the rose were sent to rose growers in several countries, including the U.S.

The flower first debuted at a U.S. exhibition in 1945 on the same day that Berlin fell to the Allies. Due to this momentous event, it was officially named the Peace rose. Later that year, Peace roses were given to the delegations attending the first meeting of the United Nations. A note was attached to each rose that said:
"We hope the 'Peace' rose will influence men’s thoughts for everlasting world peace".

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What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet...

~William Shakespeare, from Romeo & Juliet


Anonymous said...

A stunning photo of a gorgeous rose, the peace rose no less, influencing thoughts for everlasting world peace.

Speaking of which.....

If all goes well tomorrow, we will see Femi Kuti play live in the Oregon Zoo Ampitheatre. The chanting tribal sounds of voice, horns, strings and drums of rhythmic proportions wafting towards the elephants past the primates, homo sapiens dancing, clapping, laughing.

Anonymous said...

a rose's name? a scent
to memory. Beyond

any name
its energetic
colors un

like my
love beyond words
for the photographer
who sees past
& frames


Anonymous said...

sterling silver
light purple
sharp thorns
reaching upwards

Ms M said...

Thank you, Anon 1! And I hope you and yours enjoy the concert!

You always touch my heart, Anon 2 :>)

Thank you for your verse, Anon 3, and for stopping by.