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Pot-pourri Post by :55292 Category :Poems Author :Helen Hay Whitney Date :October 2011 Read :3178

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Pot-pourri

All my dead roses! Now I lay them here,
Shrined in a beryl cup. The mysteries
Of their sweet hauntings and their witcheries
Are not more subtle than this jewel clear,
Are not more cold and dead. The winter's spear
Has fallen on their heart, a heart so wise
With lore of love. Dead roses. Beauty lies
Hid in a perfume still supremely dear.

Roses of love, time killed you one by one,
Laughed at my pains as sad I gathered up
All the fair petals banished from the sun.
Witness my triumph--how the dead loves bless
Life--from my heart, which is their beryl cup,
Crowning the winter of my loneliness.





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Helen Hay Whitney's poem: Pot-Pourri

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