A Bunch Of Roses Poem by Banjo Paterson

A Bunch Of Roses

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Roses ruddy and roses white,
What are the joys that my heart discloses?
Sitting alone in the fading light
Memories come to me here tonight
With the wonderful scent of the big red roses.
Memories come as the daylight fades
Down on the hearth where the firelight dozes;
Flicker and flutter the lights and shades,
And I see the face of a queen of maids
Whose memory comes with the scent of roses.

Visions arise of a scent of mirth,
And a ball-room belle who superbly poses --
A queenly woman of queenly worth,
And I am the happiest man on earth
With a single flower from a bunch of roses.

Only her memory lives tonight --
God in his wisdom her young life closes;
Over her grave may the turf be light,
Cover her coffin with roses white
She was always fond of the big white roses.


Such are the visions that fade away --
Man proposes and God disposes;
Look in the glass and I see today
Only an old man, worn and grey,
Bending his head to a bunch of roses.

Kingsley Egbukole 01 December 2019

" Only her memory lives tonight. God in His wisdom her young life closes" Beautiful poem of a loved one lost to death. Very interesting write.

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Mahtab Bangalee 01 December 2019

superb and beautiful poem

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Kumarmani Mahakul 01 December 2019

Man proposes and God disposes; ....outstanding conceptualization. It is a beautiful poem composed by Roses by Banjo Paterson.

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Chima Ononogbu 01 December 2019

Nice poem that touches the heart in a powerful way.

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Anil Kumar Panda 01 December 2019

This is an excellent poem on nature and beautifully crafted to enjoy reading. Loved it.

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Chinedu Dike 15 December 2021

A passionate write nicely put together...........

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Ruta Mohapatra 15 December 2021

Sad and touching!

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 15 December 2021

Beautiful poem. Deeply touching and poignant. Great imagery.

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Gordon Walter 15 December 2021

Good poem.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 04 December 2021

A wonderful poem so beautifully written. Very touching. Great imagery.

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