Roses Can Wound Poem by Lascelles Abercrombie

Roses Can Wound

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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.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Antony Theodore 23 December 2019

The possibiltiy of the rose to wound you.. thank u dear poet

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Anil Kumar Panda 08 September 2019

Awesome drop. Very interesting. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

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M Asim Nehal 09 January 2016

SUPERB...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.

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