Treasure Island

Lascelles Abercrombie

(9 January 1881 – 27 October 1938 / Ashton)

Roses Can Wound


Roses can wound,
But not from having thorns they do most harm;
Often the night gives, starry-sheen or moon'd,
Deep in the soul alarm.
And it hath been deep within my heart like fear,
Girl, when you are near.
The mist of sense,
Wherein the soul goes shielded, can divide,
And she must cringe and be ashamed, and wince,
Not in appearance hide
Of rose or girl from the blazing mastery
Of bared Eternity.

Submitted: Monday, January 09, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Roses Can Wound by Lascelles Abercrombie )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. There Are Two Worlds, Neela Nath
  2. Dirt Is Not Love, Neela Nath
  3. from 'The Double V', Morgan Michaels
  4. God Feeds the Birds, Dr John Celes
  5. Floating On, Neela Nath
  6. Perhaps I Did It Once, Shalom Freedman
  7. Surya, dr.k.g.balakrishnan kandangath
  8. Three ceremonies, Aftab Alam
  9. A Flight, Amitava Sur
  10. Insulted poet, douglas scotney

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

AT last she comes, O never more
In this dear patience of my pain
To leave me lonely as before,
Or leave my soul alone again.... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]