Ruby Wedding

Incident on an ordinary Monday

Crimson rose, your Ruby Wedding,

not a gift to me,

jewelled rose, your bounty bleeding

blossom from the tree.

Velvet bee that sweet heart singing,

trapped inside the glass,

on pane of death, your life-force squand'ring,

echoes of the Mass.

Limpid wall of stings and sighing,

communion averse,

God by woman's hand supplying

rescue from the curse.

Wings upswept on morning gilded

home on smiling rose,

in her silken petals folded,

bee his purpose knows!

Charles Napier Hemy



Rosy Cole was born and educated in the Shires of England. She has been an author for thirty years and has worked as a Press Officer and Publisher's Reader. She is a member of Green Room, the Society of Authors and the Poetry Society.

Among widespread interests, she lists history, opera, musicals, singing, the arts, drawing and painting, gemmology and homoeopathy. Theology also is an abiding interest. As a singer, she's performed alongside many renowned musicians in theatres, churches and concert venues and has run a music agency specialising in themed 'words-and-music' programmes, bringing her two greatest passions together.

Rosy's first book of poetry, THE TWAIN, Poems of Earth and Ether, was published in April 2012, National Poetry Month, and two other collections are in preparation. As well as the First and Second Books in the Berkeley Series, she has written several other historical titles and one of literary fiction under the pseudonym, Marion Grace. She is currently working on the Third Book in the Berkeley Series. All her books are now published under the New Eve imprint.

Rosy lives in West Sussex with her son, Chris, and her Springador, Jack, who keeps a firm paw on the work-and-walkies schedule!