Poetry of Kansas

My Rose

My rose
In a corner grows,
Opens roseate and shows
A heart of gold.
My rose
All her perfume throws
About the garden
With rosy petals
Stippling the brook,
Lisping across the wold.
My rose gives all,
Takes small
Gifts from sun and rain,
Showers her perfections
With a generous joy,
And waits in patient greeness
Time to bloom--again.

__Louisa Cooke Don-Carlos

Dear Things And Queer Things
Louisa Cooke Don-Carlos
(Lawrence: The World Company. 1934)
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