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A WILD ROSE

Sara Jewett

A blushing wild pink rose.
   By tangled woods and ways,
A passing sweet that goes
    With summer days.

From rosy dawn till night
   Wafted from east to west.
Kissed by the morning light
   To evening rest.

Thy odors faint outlive
   Alike both joy and pain.
Stealing the sweet they give
   To yield again.

Leaving a faint perfume
   Thy memory to fulfill.
Forgotten in thy bloom,
   Remembered still.

NOTE

"A Wild Rose" appeared in the Chicago Times-Herald, September 7, 1895, p. 6.

Edited by Terry Heller, Coe College.


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