Frank Dempster Sherman

(1860--1916 / United States)

The Rose’s Cup - Poem by Frank Dempster Sherman

Down in a garden olden,—
Just where, I do not know,—
A buttercup all golden
Chanced near a rose to grow;
And every morning early,
Before the birds were up,
A tiny dewdrop pearly
Fell in this little cup.

This was the drink of water
The rose had every day;
But no one yet has caught her
While drinking in this way.
Surely, it is no treason
To say she drinks so yet,
For that may be the reason
Her lips with dew are wet.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 22, 2010

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