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Rose is a rose is a rose

“A Rose is a rose is a rose” –

This is a line from Gertrude Stein’s poem, Sacred Emily.

It basically means what matters is what something is and not what it is called…. With this meaning in mind, its roots go way back to shakespeare’s romeo and julliet, where he says

‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;

So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.’


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  1. May 7, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    ro-ja-poo aadi vandhadhu
    ra-ja-vai thedi vandhadhu

    good one daa!

  2. Vino
    May 7, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Beautiful Siddharth..Looks like a BW photo of a rose….So serene, calm and fresh…..all that a rose should be….Congrats on your great sketches…..

  3. Shubhajit
    May 7, 2010 at 8:36 pm


    May 8, 2010 at 10:53 am

    SUPER PO..

  5. May 9, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    thanks folks!!

  6. Madhu
    May 12, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Hi.. Good sketch.. What a beautiful way to express – A rose is a rose is a rose; Irony is that, rose is not rose in colour 😉

  7. May 13, 2010 at 12:56 am

    perfect is the word………….

  8. Deepika
    June 20, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Hi Siddharth,
    hei really its very pleasing rose.. and attracted me so much …Simply Great….

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