Saturday, September 20, 2008

White Roses

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. - Alphonse Kar


A rose is an argument. It proclaims the triumph of beauty over brutality, of gentleness over violense, of the ephemeral over the lasting, and of the universal over the particular. The same rose bursts into bloom on the North Cape and in the Sahara desert. - Alain Meilland


The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
O, the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove.

- John Boyle O’Reilly



It is at the edge of the petal that love waits." - William Carlos Williams



Interesting bit of information from Wikipedia - The White Rose was a non-violent resistence group of students and a professor from the University of Munich that started an anonymous leaflet campaign against Hitler's regime. They were eventually captured by the Gestapo and executed by beheading. They're honored in Germany as heroes for rising up against the Third Reich.

Members of The White Rose

12 comments:

Coca Cutie said...

I love this post and its sayings! specially Alain Meilland! Thank you!

June said...

What beautiful flowers...and thanks so much for the bit of history. I can't imagine how much courage it took to do what they did...

Darla said...

Beautiful and informative..Good Job

Jayne said...

Beautiful photos! White roses are always so dramatic looking. Interesting about the The White Rose group in Munich.

Steven (Cavite Daily Photo) said...

Oh my sweetnsaxy! (Love your name! So Saxy!) Your post is very stunning! I lkove white roses. Yellow might be my favorite but there is no doubt that white is the most fragrant!

Thanks also for the trivia about the White Rose student! I've learned a new thing. they're brave students!

Thanks for visitimg Cavite Daily Photo! Hope to see you again soon! Mabuhay from the Philippines^^

Steven^^

Mary said...

Absolutely beautiful! I'm not usually drawn to white flowers, but this mass of roses is just wonderful! I love all the quotes...so appropriate! That bit of history is very interesting to know and I will remember it when I see white roses now.

kjpweb said...

Aaaaahhhh! Beauty! Loving it!
Cheers, Klaus

Denise said...

Fantastic, beautiful photos, poem and the story of those brave people all those years ago. One of my favorite songs that I used to sing years ago was The White Rose of Athens. If you don't mind, I am going to let people know on my blog about your post. And I would like to share the site I found for the song sung by Nana Mouskouri. I think you would really enjoy it. Thank you so much for a great post.

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Simply stunning.

Dorothy said...

Beautiful pictures and quotes!!

Maria said...

Beautiful pictures. And good to remember the Wite Rose in Munich. On the picture they look like children dont they?
Sometimes life is very cruel.

Leedra said...

The photographs are great and the story about Germany was new, so enjoyed it.