Sunday, 14 June 2015

A Year in Pictures – 13 June 2015 – A Rose In Our Garden

When the rose is faded,
     Memory may still dwell on
Her beauty shadowed
     And the sweet smell gone.

That vanishing loveliness,
     That burdening breath
No breath of life hate then,
     Nor grief of death.

'Tis the immortal thought
     Whose passion still
Makes of the changing
     The unchangeable.

Oh, thus thy beauty,
     Loveliest on earth to me,
Dark with no sorrow, shines
     And burns, with thee.

Walter de la Mare (1834–1956)

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