Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A WHITE ROSE, by JOHN BOYLE O'REILLY



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First Line: The red rose whispers of passion
Last Line: Has a kiss of desire on the lips.
Subject(s): Desire; Flowers; Roses


THE red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
Oh, 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.





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