Gerald Massey

May 29, 1828 - Oct 29, 1907

 

The Two Roses

by Gerald Massey

Softly stept she over the lawn,
In vesture light and free;
A floating Angel might have drawn
Her hair from heaven in a glory dawn,
And her voice rang silverly.
Then up she rose on her tiny tiptoes,
Her white hand catches, her fingers close;
You are tall and proud, my dainty Rose!
But I have you now, said She.

O so lightly over the lawn,
Step for step went he!
Thinking how, from His hiding-place,
The war of Roses in her face,
Dear Love would laugh to see!
Two arms suddenly round her he throws,
Two mouths, turning one way, close;
You are tall and proud, my dainty Rose!
But I have you now, said He.

Source:

Poems
Copyright 1866
Boston: Ticknor And Fields
 
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