Roses for Rose
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Red roses were her favorites, her name was also Rose.
And every year her husband sent them, tied with pretty bows.
The year he died, the roses were delivered to her door.
The card said, "Be my Valentine", like all the years before.
 
Each year he sent her roses, and the note would always say,
"I love you even more this year than last year on this day."
"My love for you will always grow, with every passing year."
She knew this was the last time that the roses would appear.
  
She thought, he ordered roses in advance before this day.
Her loving husband did not know that he would pass away(去世,停止) .
He always liked to do things early, way before the time.
Then, if he got too busy, everything would work out(解决,实现) fine.
 
She trimmed1(修剪,整理) the stems2(茎) , and placed them in a very special vase3.
Then, sat the vase beside the portrait4(肖像,描写) of his smiling face.
She would sit for hours in her husband's favorite chair,
While staring at his picture, and the roses sitting there.
 
A year went by, and it was hard to live without her mate,
With loneliness and solitude5(孤独,隐居) , that had become her fate6.
Then, the very hour, as on Valentines before,
The doorbell rang, and there were roses, sitting by her door.
 
She brought the roses in, and then just looked at them in shock.
Then, went to get the telephone to call the florist7(花商) shop.
The owner answered and she asked him if he would explain,
Why would someone do this to her, causing her such pain?

"I know your husband passed away, more than a year ago,"
The owner said, "I knew you'd call and you would want to know.
The flowers you received today were paid for in advance.
Your husband always planned ahead, he left nothing to chance.

There is a standing8 order(委托书) that I have on file9 down here,
And he has paid, well in advance, you'll get them every year.
There also is another thing that I think you should know
He wrote a special little card. . . he did this years ago.
 
Then, should ever I find out that he's no longer here,
That's the card. . . that should be sent to you the following year."
She thanked him and hung up the phone, her tears now flowing hard.
Her fingers shaking as she slowly reached to get the card.

Inside the card, she saw that he had written her a note.
Then, as she stared in total silence, this is what he wrote . . .
"Hello, my love, I know it's been a year since I've been gone,
I hope it hasn't been too hard for you to overcome.

I know it must be lonely, and the pain is very real.
For if it were the other way, I know how I would feel.
The love we shared made everything so beautiful in life.
I loved you more than words can say, you were the perfect wife.

You were my friend and lover10, you fulfilled11(满足,实现) my every need.
I know it's only been a year, but please try not to grieve12(悲痛,哀悼) .
I want you to be happy, even when you shed13 your tears.
That is why the roses will be sent to you for years.

When you get these roses, think of all the happiness
That we had together and how both of us were blessed.
I have always loved you and I know I always will.
But, my love, you must go on, you have some living still.

Please. . . try to find happiness, while living out your days.
I know it is not easy, but I hope you find some ways.
The roses will come every year and they will only stop
When your door's not answered when the florist stops to knock.

He will come five times that day, in case you have gone out.
But after his last visit, he will know without a doubt
To take the roses to the place where I've instructed him.
And place the roses where we are, together once again."



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1 trimmed 853600aa75baac4ae4d3b794b574ecec     
adj.平衡的,纵倾的v.整理( trim的过去式和过去分词 );修剪;装饰;减少
参考例句:
  • The general's uniform was trimmed with gold braid. 将军的制服饰有金色穗带。
  • She wore a white satin gown trimmed with lace. 她穿着一条饰有蕾丝花边的白色缎子长裙。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 stems 01af57e4ae6d799566f5695b3679756b     
n.(花草的)茎( stem的名词复数 );词干;(高脚酒杯的)脚;烟斗柄v.遏制[阻止](液体的流动等)( stem的第三人称单数 );封堵;遏止
参考例句:
  • The present wave of strikes stems from discontent among the lower-paid. 当前的罢工浪潮起因于低工资雇员们的不满情绪。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Her interest in flowers stems from her childhood in the country. 她对花卉的兴趣产生于她在乡下度过的童年时代。 来自《简明英汉词典》
3 vase mKkzV     
n.花瓶,瓶
参考例句:
  • She knocked the vase off by accident.她不小心把花瓶打掉了。
  • I saw the vase in the window of a shop.我在一家商店的橱窗里看见了这个花瓶。
4 portrait eP0xz     
n.像;人物画像
参考例句:
  • There is a portrait of King Charles on the wall.墙上挂着查尔斯国王的画像。
  • She painted a beautiful portrait for us.她为我们画了一幅漂亮的肖像。
5 solitude xF9yw     
n. 孤独; 独居,荒僻之地,幽静的地方
参考例句:
  • People need a chance to reflect on spiritual matters in solitude. 人们需要独处的机会来反思精神上的事情。
  • They searched for a place where they could live in solitude. 他们寻找一个可以过隐居生活的地方。
6 fate rlpxU     
n.命运;结局,结果;将来,前景
参考例句:
  • The Titanic met her fate by crashing into a huge iceberg.泰坦尼克号客轮因撞上一个大冰山而沉没。
  • Your future is bound up with the fate of your motherland.你的前途同祖国的命运紧密相联。
7 florist vj3xB     
n.花商;种花者
参考例句:
  • The florist bunched the flowers up.花匠把花捆成花束。
  • Could you stop at that florist shop over there?劳驾在那边花店停一下好不好?
8 standing 2hCzgo     
n.持续,地位;adj.永久的,不动的,直立的,不流动的
参考例句:
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震过后只有几幢房屋还立着。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他们坚决反对对法律做任何修改。
9 file tkLxK     
n.档案,公文箱,锉刀;v.列队行进,归档,申请;[计算机]文件
参考例句:
  • Fran came in holding a blue file.弗兰拿着一个蓝色的文件夹进来了。
  • The door won't fit;you'll have to file it down.这门关不上,你得把它锉一锉。
10 lover IA0xx     
n.情人,恋人;爱好者
参考例句:
  • Every lover sees a thousand graces in the beloved object.情人眼里出西施。
  • Mr.Smith was a lover of poetry.史密斯先生是一名诗歌爱好者。
11 fulfilled 8c45e5e35cbc7441a970964edc5752b9     
adj.满足的,个人志向得以实现的v.满足( fulfil的过去式和过去分词 );执行;尽到;应验
参考例句:
  • He doesn't feel fulfilled in his present job. 目前的工作未能让他感到满足。
  • I withheld payment until they had fulfilled the contract. 他们履行合同后,我才付款。 来自《简明英汉词典》
12 grieve n6oyY     
vi.(for,over)感到悲痛;vt.(使)伤心
参考例句:
  • Be sure and not grieve.一定不要伤心。
  • What the eye does not see,the heart does not grieve over.眼不见,心不烦。
13 shed sESzm     
n.车棚,小屋,脱落之物,分水岭;vt.使流出,放射,脱落,散发,摆脱;vi. 流出
参考例句:
  • There are a lot of straws in the shed.棚子里有许多稻草。
  • His nose told him that he was getting near the cow shed.他的嗅觉告诉他,他正走近牛棚。
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