John Boyle O'Reilly

(28 June 1844 - 10 August 1890 / Dowth Castle, County Meath)

John Boyle O'Reilly Poems

1. A White Rose 12/31/2002
2. At Best 1/1/2004
3. Experience 12/31/2002
4. What is Good 5/20/2012
5. A Builder's Lesson 5/20/2012
6. A Kiss 5/20/2012
7. Crispus Attucks 5/20/2012
8. A Lost Friend 5/20/2012
9. An Old Picture 5/20/2012
10. A Message of Peace 5/20/2012
11. A Man 5/20/2012
12. A Dead Man 5/21/2012
13. America 5/21/2012
14. A Seed 5/20/2012
15. Yesterday and Tomorrow 5/20/2012
16. “From, that fair land and drear land in the South” 5/21/2012
17. Love's Sacrifice 5/21/2012
18. At Fredericksburg—Dec. 13, 1862 5/21/2012
19. The Old School Clock 5/20/2012
20. A Song For Soldiers 5/21/2012

The White Rose

The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
O, the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove.

But I send you a cream-white rosebud
With a flush on its petal tips;
For the love that is purest and sweetest
Has a kiss of desire on the lips.

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