by Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836 - 1907)

Nameless pain
Language: English 
In my nostrils the summer wind
Blows the exquisite scent of the rose!
O for the golden, golden wind,
Breaking the buds as it goes,
Breaking the buds,
And bending the grass,
And spilling the scent of the rose!

O wind of the summer morn,
Tearing the petals in twain,
Wafting the fragrant soul
Of the rose through valley and plain,
I would you could tear my heart to-day,
And scatter its nameless pain.


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This text was added to the website: 2008-06-15
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Word count: 74