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A Dead Rose

Rating: 3.5

O Rose! who dares to name thee?
No longer roseate now, nor soft, nor sweet;
But pale, and hard, and dry, as stubble-wheat,---
Kept seven years in a drawer---thy titles shame thee.

The breeze that used to blow thee
Between the hedgerow thorns, and take away
An odour up the lane to last all day,---
If breathing now,---unsweetened would forego thee.

The sun that used to smite thee,
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Dr Antony Theodore 02 October 2020

The fly that lit upon thee, To stretch the tendrils of its tiny feet, Along thy leaf's pure edges, after heat, - - If lighting now, - -would coldly overrun thee. a very fine poem. tony

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Leon s 18 September 2018

Nice poem, nice find

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Nice creation 09/03/2018

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Amar Agarwala 05 November 2016

A lovely composition, beautiful description fused with rare warmth.

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Chaitanya Reddy 11 May 2014

that's a very good poem

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Brian Jani 02 May 2014

Nice poem I like it very much

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Liliana ~el 12 April 2014

Beautiful, deep, captivating sun...in thy gorgeous urn...bloom, and flower to burn Statement about the past, abandonment, and change Fully descriptive Brings attention to the ideal of living completely in the present moment, cherishing with total mindfulness, thankfulness, and grace.

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Yes like the rose they fall for us When we are pink and sweet sixteen But time is short and petals fall And few come visiting in between Our lives are also like roses stretched into longer spans. When pink cheeks wrinkle with age few heads will turn when you pass by. Fresh roses have to fall and manure the earth so that new buds are born. All ye poets who read this are welcome to my page too...

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Hardik Vaidya 12 April 2013

I normally am blind and dud to appreciate old poetry, this one perhaps helped me feel I am not that dumb after all. What a Masterpeice.

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Deborah Cromer 02 February 2019

Have sight and see I love the oldest poetry Be wise and learn all Hear the rhyme and answer the call

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Tom Marvelo Riddle 12 April 2013

I am Lord Voldemort and I will devour your soul

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