William Browne

The Rose - Poem by William Browne

A ROSE, as fair as ever saw the North,
Grew in a little garden all alone;
A sweeter flower did Nature ne'er put forth,
Nor fairer garden yet was never known:
The maidens danced about it morn and noon,
And learned bards of it their ditties made;
The nimble fairies by the pale-faced moon
Water'd the root and kiss'd her pretty shade.
But well-a-day! - the gardener careless grew;
The maids and fairies both were kept away,
And in a drought the caterpillars threw
Themselves upon the bud and every spray.
God shield the stock! If heaven send no supplies,
The fairest blossom of the garden dies.

Topic(s) of this poem: rose

Comments about The Rose by William Browne

  • Rookie Jean Marie Baker (8/23/2007 8:04:00 PM)

    You don't see many poems like this anymore. Beautifully written. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Friday, January 2, 2015

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