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WHERE SHALL I FIND A WHITE ROSE BLOWING?, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
Last Line: No more winter and no more sorrow / to-morrow
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Roses; Disappointment


WHERE shall I find a white rose blowing?''"
Out in the garden where all sweets be.''"
But out in my garden the snow was snowing
And never a white rose opened for me.
Nought but snow and a wind were blowing
And snowing.

Where shall I find a blush rose blushing?''"
On the garden wall or the garden bed.''"
But out in my garden the rain was rushing
And never a blush rose raised its head.
Nothing glowing, flushing or blushing;
Rain rushing.

Where shall I find a red rose budding?''"
Out in the garden where all things grow.''"
But out in my garden a flood was flooding
And never a red rose began to blow.
Out in a flooding what should be budding?
All flooding!

Now is winter and now is sorrow,
No roses but only thorns to-day:
Thorns will put on roses to-morrow,
Winter and sorrow scudding away.
No more winter and no more sorrow
To-morrow.





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