Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | July 8, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: A White Rose

by John Boyle O’Reilly (1844 – 1890).

A White Rose (1875)

The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
Oh, the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove.
 
But I send you a cream-white rose bud           5
With a flush on its petal tips;
For the love that is purest and sweetest
Has a kiss of desire on the lips. 

Notes:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11294c.htm
http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/John_Boyle_O’Reilly


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