Ah! Beautiful Rose!
To me thy petals oft disclose
The flaming Beauty of the tender rays
That in the Master’s Sun I praise!
Beautiful Rose–sweet Rose of tender Truth
That all is Life Forevermore! Oft in my youth
Beside thy ope’ning petals I would lie
Wrapt in the Beauty of thy softness! I
Would gaze upon you as a lover would, and you
Would sweetly, earnestly my raptures view!
Ah! Rose! Most Beautiful Rose!
In thee so tender–God’s Repose
Must surely be–so pure, Sweet Rose, art thou!
Dear Rose, accept my humble praises! How
The love of thee remains, Sweet Rose–in absence, too–
For thou art pure, Kind Rose–all pure and true!
BY CHARLES HINE RICK HUBBARD.
Image: Jakob Billder, Baden
Text & image source: Johanna von Bernus @ The Celestial Sanctum https://www.facebook.com/groups/celestialsanctum/