The breath of a rose
Language: English 
Love is like dew
On lilacs at dawn;
Comes the swift sun
And the dew is gone.

Love is like starlight
In the sky at morn,
Starlight dies
When day is born.

Love is like perfume
In the heart of a rose,
The flower withers,
The perfume goes.

Love is no more
Than the breath of a rose,
No more
Than the breath of a rose.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2008-12-07
Line count: 16
Word count: 66