A White Rose
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.
DayPoems Poem No. 779
<a href="http://www.daypoems.net/poems/779.html">A White Rose by John Boyle O'Reilly</a>
The DayPoems Poetry Collection, www.daypoems.net
Timothy Bovee, editor