by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

Roses blushing red and white
Language: English 
Roses blushing red and white,
  For delight;
Honeysuckle wreaths above,
  For love:
Dim sweet-scented heliotrope,
  For hope:
Shining lilies tall and straight,
  For royal state;
Dusky pansies, let them be
  For mernory;
With violets of fragrant breath,
  For death.

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Word count: 39