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A White Rose
(28 June 1844 - 10 August 1890 / Dowth Castle, County Meath)

A White Rose

Poem By John Boyle O'Reilly

THE red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
O, 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

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Шепчет нам красная роза о страсти, Белая роза- о нежной любви. Красная роза, как сокол, прекрасна, Белая роза- голубка вдали. Я подарю тебе белую розу, С алой подсказкою на лепестках. Это любви моей сладкие грезы, Мой поцелуй на желанных устах.
Story of red rose and white rose is beautifully compared and presented in this excellent poem. Love motivates and bring opportunity for learning.
Beautiful truth written so well, one can almost smell the roses.
Nice poem
Roses (may be red, white or cream-white) carry with them our emotions and feelings to a loved one. Nicely presented. Thanks.