Poems (1898)/A Rose

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Poems (1898) by Florence Earle Coates
A Rose

A ROSE

A single rose in yonder ruined bed
Makes beauty where all beauty else had fled;
Like love, which, careless or of time or death,
 About earth's shattered hopes its tendrils wreathing,
 Blooms in the wilderness, divinely breathing,
Till all around grows fragrant with its breath.