Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TO A LLANGOLLEN ROSE, THE DAY AFTER IT HAD BEEN GIVEN BY MISS PONSONBY, by MATILDA BARBARA BETHAM-EDWARDS



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TO A LLANGOLLEN ROSE, THE DAY AFTER IT HAD BEEN GIVEN BY MISS PONSONBY, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Soft blushing flower! My bosom grieves
Last Line: Which tears it from so sweet a home!
Alternate Author Name(s): Betham, Mary Matilda; Edwards, Matilda B.; Edwards, B. M.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


Soft blushing flower! my bosom grieves,
To view thy sadly drooping leaves:
For, while their tender tints decay,
The rose of Fancy fades away!
As pilgrims, who, with zealous care,
Some little treasured relic bear,
To reassure the doubtful mind,
When pausing memory looks behind;
I, from a more enlightened shrine,
Had made this sweet memento mine:
But, lo! its fainting head reclines;
It folds the pallid leaf, and pines,
As mourning the unhappy doom,
Which tears it from so sweet a home!





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