This beautiful piece of poetic imagery is complimented perfectly with the illustrations of Sam Vardy, an artist with a keen interest in gardening who demonstrates her interest with fantastic attention to detail. The poem is one of a series of illustrated flower poems, this one beginning……
With Winter just a memory,
Now Summer takes her place.
She proudly shines her spotlight on
A rosy, glowing face…..
The leading lady starts to sing.
Her delicacy shows,
Performing with perfection
“The Romance of the Rose.”
The imagery continues in the same descriptive way as a lovely personification poem, giving the rose character and visualising it as the leading lady of an opera. To read the entire poem hover over the image above and click on the magnifying class to enlarge it, then again on the arrows in the top right hand corner to enlarge it fully.
CARE: Your print will only be as good as the printer you use! If you do not have access to a quality colour printer, I recommend that you purchase the alternative printed poster for £5 to be posted to you. Click here for this product.
PERSONAL USE: This print looks beautiful as a framed picture (choose an appropriate A4 certificate frame, taking care that none of the text is obscured.) Feel free to print off and frame as presents as many times as you like, BUT PLEASE DO NOT RESELL. Why not buy a selection of the downloadable flower and/or season poems and change the picture with the season?
EDUCATIONAL USE Multiple copies are allowed, making this an inexpensive way of creating a poetic environment in school with imagery that will help children to engage with and understand personification through the poetry. Buy a selection and change with the season, rotating the images around the classrooms to keep them all in use. WOW! The images are good enough quality to enlarge to A3 if you have access to a printer which is capable of it.