Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE DYING ROSE, by FENTON JOHNSON



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First Line: The rose lay dying in the summer heat
Last Line: And lived an hour to deck a singer's wreath.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


The rose lay dying in the summer heat
And longed to save her life so fair and brief.
A dryad, bathing in the noonday sun,
Spied her and dropped a tear to show her grief.
The panting bloom drank deep the sweetening drop --
And lived an hour to deck a singer's wreath.





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