Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE BRIDE, by RACHEL ANNAND TAYLOR



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THE BRIDE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: All veiled in white and silver
Last Line: The red red roses grew.
Subject(s): Beauty; Brides; Flowers; Love; Roses


ALL veiled in white and silver
She trod the kirkyard way;
On either side her splendour
The dead undazzled lay.

The bridal men and maidens
Fell dreaming as they came;
The bridegroom's eyes upon her
Were fantasy and flame.

Oh! like some strange dead woman's
Carved on a heathen gem,—
A great sweet star of evil,
Her beauty lighted them.

So, veiled and mute, she glittered
Adown the dead;—and knew
That o'er her last best lover
The red red roses grew.





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