BRIAN & ANGELA

WHO CREATED THE ROSE ?

 

 

A ROSE is the most perfect flower

Of many colours ~ scents and shape

Single stem ~ or in a bower

The beauty of the Rose you can't escape !

 

How can I make a Rose the Gardner's plead

I smile and say ~ not make ~ but plant

So first you need a tiny seed

Which colour ~ size & shape & scent will grant !

 

A tiny seed ~ has the Rose within it ?

YES !  Programmed in its DNA

Just plant in soil ~ to begin it

Every seed is special and designed that way !

 

The DNA makes ENZYMES which control

PATHWAYS to create colour and scent

And leaves ~ stems ~ thorns ~ the rigmarole

To make a Rose that is the seed's intent

 

When I pluck a Rose and feel its beauty

Perfect blossom on a slender rod

I look up and I feel my duty

To state "The Foolish say there is NO GOD !" 

 

Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ Love BRIAN XOX

 

I am a BIOCHEMIST and it is the key subject to understanding

Plant Biosynthesis ~ The complex ~ enzyme controlled pathways

which synthesise the "molecules" which give each Rose its own

distinct colour ~ scent and shape ! I have studied in depth the 

elucidation of Plant Biosynthesis and for me it enhanced the

beauty and preciseness of the Biosynthetic Program ~ to create

a Rose ~ encapsulated in the ROSE DNA in a ROSE SEED ~ AMEN  

 

Comments10

  • orchidee

    Most eloquent and educational Brian. I probably picked up snippets from school, but did not pursue science.
    We humans are as grass, and our glory as the flowers - here for a time, then gone. But wondrous while the beauty/glory lasts.

    • BRIAN & ANGELA

      HI STEVE ~ One of the problems of being a Professional Scientist is that you always see LIFE though science tinted specs ! However this always augments rather than diminishes the Wonder of GOD's awesome creativity ! METRE is often missing~ I like to have metre rom MPS Poetry The metre here is 12 1010 12 in each verse Use it as you wish I never copyright any of my Poetry ~ Life is too short for restrictions ~ Yours BRIAN Pleased you enjoyed the Poem thanks for your comments & support ~ BRIAN

    • orchidee

      I should like to adapt this to a hymn-poem Brian, if you are willing? Oops, must not pinch other's work - no plaguey-wotsit - plagiarizing!

    • Fay Slimm.

      Multiplying after their own kind only surely gives evidence of glorious creation as does this wonderful poem of praise dear Brian - a fine read indeed - and saved.

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks FAY ~ This is an important principle in Nature of the fixity of species. The structure and function of DNA provided the key to understanding GENETICS ! This is of great help to ROSE BREEDERS (such as CANTS) to improve their current Stock and produce new strains ! Like
        KEPLER ~ I always say "Science is thinking GOD's thoughts after HIM" Pleased you enjoyed it Yours as always BRIAN

      • Michael Edwards

        Love this all the way (well not the last line of course) and believe it or not I still have an HT rose in (almost) full flower and leaf great homage to a great plant.

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Thanks MICHAEL ~ There are still roses blooming in my Mums Garden but they are rather sheltered. Thanks for you supportive comments ! I don't apologise for wearing my FAITH on my SLEEVE ~ but I do apologise if I implied YOU are a FOOL ! Blinkered perhaps but NEVER a FOOL ! Your Forever Friend BRIAN !

          • Michael Edwards

            Cheers Brian - blinkered is a word I suppose we could both lobby so no offence taken. Just been out there in the garden and we also have a beautiful pink hellebore in full flower - a joy to see.

          • Goldfinch60

            The rose is a beautiful flower as are your wo do Brian.

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Thanks ANDY ~ It is the Beauty ~ Purpose ~ Order & Design in The Animate & Inanimate Created Universe like a ROSE and the structure of DIAMOND and DNA that strengthens my Faith in a Creator GOD ~ AMEN Thanks for your appreciation ~ BRIAN

            • FredPeyer

              Well done Brian! Am with Michael all the way! So I guess I am 'blinkered' too! πŸ™‚
              But don't forget, being 'blinkered' means we do not get side-tracked and can concentrate on the important straight ahead.

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                THANKS FRED ~ Well i tried to us a non-offensive word ~ and I agree with Michael ~ I sure am blinkered ! Thanks for your comment ~ BRIAN

              • space_girl

                Wow πŸ™‚ what a beautiful poem Brian
                I loved the sentence

                The dna makes enzymes which control πŸ™‚

                Roses are actually my favorite flower 🌹

                • BRIAN & ANGELA

                  Thanks SG ~ I try to see everything through Scientific Eyes ! Unfortunately not everyone has had the privilege of an advanced Science Education ! DNA does indeed photosynthesise the enzymes for the biosynthetic pathways which determines the style of the Rose Bush an the colour and scent of the Rose ~ awesome | It's not Rocket Science ~ it's Rose Science ! Thanks BRIAN ~ Pleased I chose your fave flower B.

                  • BRIAN & ANGELA

                    Thanks SG ~ I try to see everything through Scientific Eyes ! Unfortunately not everyone has had the privilege of an advanced Science Education ! DNA does indeed photosynthesise the enzymes for the biosynthetic pathways which determines the style of the Rose Bush an the colour and scent of the Rose ~ awesome | It's not Rocket Science ~ it's Rose Science ! Thanks BRIAN ~ Pleased I chose your fave flower B.

                  • Shadowbox15

                    β€œHow can I make it?-the gardeners cry.”
                    That was brilliant. I enjoy it when your poems discuss the science behind your topics. I’m also relieved to see that science and religion don’t contradict one another.
                    (P.s. biology is my favorite branch.)

                    • BRIAN & ANGELA

                      Thanks SB ~ BIOLOGY is a very important subject ~ it describes who we are and what makes us tick ! For me my Faith in God just make my academic understanding of Science even more wonderful ~ the Creation gives me a glimpse of the Creator ~ AMEN ~ Yours BRIAN

                    • poelove

                      "the foolish say thier is no God"
                      We are all of us fools but still I say amen to that. I love poems on roses and I loved this especially the scientific viewpoint. thank you...peace

                      • BRIAN & ANGELA

                        Thanks FRIEND ~ It is true that in the PRESENCE of GOD ~ all Man's Wisdom is Foolishness ~ but to deny the existence of GOD in the light of all the evidence ~ is real foolishness ! Thanks for your comment ~ BRIAN

                      • yellowrose

                        i love flowers so hence i loved reading this πŸ™‚ it was expressed in a very nice way , enjoyed



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