August MacGregor

Celebrating Sensuality. Intended for mature audiences, 18 and over

“The White Rose” by John Boyle O’Reilly

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"A Festoon of Roses" by Christian Luycks

Christian Luycks

The White Rose

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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Source of poem: Poets.org. The painting is “A Festoon of Roses hanging from a Blue Ribbon, with Butterflies and Insects” by Christian Luycks, and it is from Wikimedia Commons.

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Author: augustmacgregor

I'm a writer of erotica and romantic fiction.

9 thoughts on ““The White Rose” by John Boyle O’Reilly

  1. Beautiful poem that blends with the beautiful image… thanks for sharing… 🙂 Happy hearts day!!! 🙂

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  2. Wish the husband had wrote this in my card! All I got was a ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ and no poetry. Sigh

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