Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SONG (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI

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First Line: Oh roses for the flush of youth
Last Line: Before in the old time.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Aging; Flowers; Youth

Oh roses for the flush of youth,
And laurel for the perfect prime;
But pluck an ivy branch for me
Grown old before my time.

Oh violets for the grave of youth,
And bay for those dead in their prime;
Give me the withered leaves I chose
Before in the old time.

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