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RAIN-DRENCHED ROSES, by                    
First Line: In the brisk early hours of the morning
Last Line: Where the clusters are drenched by the rain.
Subject(s): Rain


In the brisk early hours of the morning
When the birds come to sing their refrain,
There I bask in the beauty of roses
That were recently kissed by the rain.

There that moist morning air bears a fragrance
That no poet can ever explain.
It's a fragrance found only in roses
That are clustered and drenched by the rain.

I adore all the dignified white ones
For the grandeur and grace they retain;
And the deep crimson blush of the red ones
As they glitter with mist from the rain.

When I go in response to that summons,
And when you up on earth shall remain,
Will you lay me to rest by the roses
Where the clusters are drenched by the rain.





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