Overnight, a Rose

By Caroline Giltinan

Born 1884

That overnight a rose could come
         I one time did believe,
For when the fairies live with one,
         They wilfully deceive.
But now I know this perfect thing
         Under the frozen sod
In cold and storm grew patiently
         Obedient to God.
My wonder grows, since knowledge came
         Old fancies to dismiss;
And courage comes. Was not the rose
         A winter doing this?
Nor did it know, the weary while,
         What color and perfume
With this completed loveliness
         Lay in that earthly tomb.
So maybe I, who cannot see
         What God wills not to show,
May, some day, bear a rose for Him
         It took my life to grow.

DayPoems Poem No. 1342
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