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Poem by George Eliot


You love the roses--so do I. I wish
The sky would rain down roses, as they rain
From off the shaken bush. Why will it not?
Then all the valley would be pink and white
And soft to tread on. They would fall as light
As feathers, smelling sweet; and it would be
Like sleeping and like waking, all at once! 

George Eliot

George Eliot's other poems:
  1. I Grant You Ample Leave
  2. Bright, o Bright Fedalma
  3. Mid My Gold-Brown Curls
  4. Two Lovers
  5. How Lisa Loved the King

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Robert Buchanan Roses ("Sad, and sweet, and wise")
  • Joyce Kilmer Roses ("I went to gather roses and twine them in a ring")

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