The Circle of Affection and Other Pieces in Prose and Verse

by Duncan Campbell Scott


 

THE DAYS OF A ROSE


 

EVERY AIR that blows
Moulds the tender rose
To her full unfolding.

Every shower that falls
All the sweetness calls

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From her heart of fragrance.

Every sun that burns
Deep to deeper turns
All her lovely colour.

Every star that glows

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Sees the perfect rose
In the fallen petals

Every flake that wings
From the snow-cloud sings
Requiem.

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