Rozanne (on your 85th birthday)


The triumph of your name

Expelled from a Litany of names

The inimitable flower the rose

That blossoms from such names

As Rosencrantz or Roseola or Roscoannie

But then the rose becomes the flower

Becomes Rozanne

Becomes the precious

The once the one Rozanne

Of all the flowers


Ted Goodell

May 3, 2015