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Poem by Gerald Massey
CRAIGCROOK roses! ruby, golden, Glowing gorgeous; faint with passion; To the sweet flower-soul unfolden: Wreathe me in the old Greek fashion. Queen of sweetness, crowned with splendor, Every rich round bud uncloses; Yet so meek and womanly tender Are you royal Craigcrook Roses, Warm and winy Craigcrook Roses. Leaning with some unknown yearning, You would make a lover sin, you Pretty wooers, archly turning As you climb to make us win you. Ripe perfection of fair fulness In your gracious bloom reposes; And an emerald bower for coolness Summer builds my Craigcrook Roses, Amorous-dreaming Craigcrook Roses. When the year is old and hoary, And the day is dark with dolors, Still you come, my guests of glory, In voluptuous dance of colors. And, though Earth like Age is toiling In the snowdrifts, perfumed posies Kiss me, crown my spirit smiling Down a dream of Craigcrook Roses, Dear, delicious Craigcrook Roses. Fairest ’mong Light’s daughters seven, With your dainty dreamy graces, You might light with loving leaven Smiles of spring in wintriest faces. At the solemn shut of daylight When the fair life-vision closes, May my spirit float away light On a cloud of Craigcrook Roses, Cooled and crowned with Craigcrook Roses!
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