A WHITE ROSE - John Boyle O'Reilly Poems


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The red rose whispers of passion,
     And the white rose breathes of love;
Oh, the red rose is a falcon,
     And the white rose is a dove.

But I send you a cream-white rosebud,
     With a flush on its petal tips;
For the love that is purest and sweetest
     Has a kiss of desire on the lips.