A White Rose Poem by John Boyle O'Reilly

A White Rose

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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

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Twilightie Pattinson 09 April 2010

I really love this poem, i came across it while reading something online and i just cant get over how beautiful it is.. i think it will be one of my faves and will always stick with me..

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NEAL 251 17 June 2005

i love this poem. i know it is probably sickeningly romantic but i like it. i guess deep down inside i am a romantic at heart.

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Tj Becker 16 November 2008

I have read a lot of poems on roses, but this is the best. You wrote new life into a subject that is used repeatedly.Well done, romantic, sweet and different

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Edward Kofi Louis 02 March 2017

Whispers of passion. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 02 March 2017

Purest and sweetest.... thanks for posting...

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Ms. Writer 07 August 2020

Beautiful rose poetry

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Kumarmani Mahakul 26 March 2019

Story of red rose and white rose is beautifully compared and presented in this excellent poem. Love motivates and bring opportunity for learning.

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Bettye Rosser 19 March 2018

Beautiful truth written so well, one can almost smell the roses.

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Shaina 17 February 2018

Nice poem

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