Christina Rossetti: Song ("Oh roses for the flush of youth")

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

Song

Oh roses for the flush of youth,
And laurel for the perfect prime;
But pluck an ivy branch for me
Grown old before my time.
Oh violets for the grave of youth,
And bay for those dead in their prime;
Give me the withered leaves I chose
Before in the old time.
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