Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | October 21, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: A Wild Rose

by Sarah Orne Jewett (1849 – 1909)

 

A Wild Rose

 

A blushing wild pink rose,

    By tangled woods and ways,

A passing sweet that goes

    With summer days.

 

From rosy dawn till night

    Wafted from east to west,

Kissed by the morning light

    To evening rest.

 

Thy odors faint outlive

    Alike both joy and pain,

Stealing the sweet they give

    To yield again.

 

Leaving a faint perfume

    Thy memory to fulfill,

Forgotten in thy bloom,

    Remembered still. 

 

Notes:

http://www.womenwriters.net/domesticgoddess/jewett1.htm

http://www.public.coe.edu/~theller/soj/sj-index.htm


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