Rhymes with roses

The Wondrous Rose by Ann Russell

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The sweetest scent I e’er did take

Was when I stumbled, by mistake

Upon a garden, beauteous fair –

Its very fragrance filled the air.

And there I searched for many hours

To find amongst the lovely flowers

That very blossom, from whose kind

Came that sweet scent, which filled my mind.

Then in a corner I did see

A fragrant, scarlet blooming tree

Of heavenly roses Oh the sight!

It filled my senses with delight…

Even the very earth did take

The dying leaves for beauty’s sake…


This poem was printed in the 1968 Rose Annual


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