The Rose (Young)

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The Rose  (1938) 
by Ella Young

Appeared in Marzillian and Other Poems (1938) (original has "white" for "sweet")

The rose that blooms in Paradise
Burns with an ecstasy too sweet
For mortal eyes

But sometimes down the jasper walls
A petal falls
Toward Earth and night

To lose it is to lose delight
Beyond compare
To have it is to have
Despair

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