LE SPECTRE DE LA ROSE

Posted by Admin on Wednesday, 17th May 2006, 00:00

Dream on, fair maid –
and let your dreams admit,
as symbol of your heart’s
desire, a phantom of
the rose you wore between
your breasts, but yestereve,
when dancing at the ball.

Sleep on, fair maid –
for dreams alone can give
that ecstasy, that brief
sweet joy of innocence
in love.

Perfection, shorter-lived
than any rose, in sleep
its only consummation knows.

T. C. Hudson

© T. C. Hudson.

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