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TO A ROSE DEAD AT MORNING, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: O purple blossoms, rained upon
Last Line: And sheds her song is even as you!
Alternate Author Name(s): Duclaux, Madame Emile; Darmesteter, Mary; Robinson, A. Mary F.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses

O PURPLE blossoms, rained upon,
O'er which the noon-day never shone,
Which never knew the dearest prime
And fragrance of the summer time, --

O blossoms, shedding all your leaves,
Before they feel the coolest dew,
My soul that so untimely grieves
And sheds her song is even as you!

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