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Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti


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The lily has a smooth stalk,
Will never hurt your hand;
But the rose upon her briar
Is lady of the land.
There's sweetness in an apple tree,
And profit in the corn;
But lady of all beauty
Is a rose upon a thorn.
When with moss and honey
She tips her bending briar,
And half unfolds her glowing heart,
She sets the world on fire. 



Christina Georgina Rossetti


Christina Georgina Rossetti's other poems:
  1. Repining
  2. Hear What The Mournful Linnets Say
  3. Maiden May
  4. The One Certainty
  5. Rosy Maiden Winifred


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