A White Rose

By John Boyle O'Reilly


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
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