by William Ernest Henley (1849 - 1903)

This is the moon of roses
Language: English 
This is the moon of roses,
   The lovely and flowerful time;
And, as white roses climb the wall,
   Your dreams about me climb.

This is the moon of roses,
   Glad and golden and blue;
And, as red roses drink of the sun,
   My dreams they drink of you.

This is the moon of roses!
   The cherishing South-West blows,
And life, dear heart, for me and you,
   O, life's a rejoicing rose.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-01-19
Line count: 12
Word count: 71