Tanka Tuesday: The Rose

The #tankatuesday challenge has baffled me for a while this week. Love poems not my thing! But, using the offered image as inspiration over at Wordcraft I began to see wine …… not a beautiful red rose! So, a rose inspired haiku about a very famous wine:

Chateauneuf du Pape!

Sun and soil entwined
darkest red and complex
Chateauneuf du Pape

The Two Doctors

Have you ever wondered why roses are planted at the end of rows of vines in a vineyard? They act as an early warning system for signs of mildew, a nasty blight ruining the grape harvest. Maybe you’d like my book, It’s Not About The Wine.

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14 replies

  1. Thanks for teaching me something, Doc ❤ ~ and love your poem!



  2. Yes! That’s great inspiration… I’m always up for a glass of red wine!

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  3. A good choice. I understand–love poems are not my thing either.

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  4. I have always noticed the roses at vineyards but never knew why. Beautiful poem!

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  5. Great poem, Dr. B! I had no idea roses were planted at the end of vineyards. Sounds like a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing that tidbit of info.

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂

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    • Happy to help 😂 It’s certainly very common in European vineyards though the rose mildew is a different variety from the vine variety. But it’s still a good warning I believe.

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  6. Rose to wine – who’d have thought? Stream-of-consciousness is fascinating, the way the mind finds connections between two very different things.

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