THE LAST ROSE OF SUMMER


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Now that the summer is gone but not forgotten, we are still enjoying the roses in the garden.  As long as the weather stays mild, the roses will keep on blooming.  I walked around the garden this morning and there were some lovely roses still in bloom. It’s smaller than the spring bloom but more intense in color. Here is a lovely poem written by Thomas Moore (1779-1852) that carries my sentiment for the season. 

                                      ‘Tis the last rose of summer
                                    Left blooming alone;
                                    All her lovely companions
                                    Are faded and gone;
                                    No flower of her kindred
                                    No rosebud, is nigh,
                                    To reflect back her blushes
                                    To give sigh for sigh.

                                    I’ll not leave thee, thou lone one,
                                    To pine on the stem;
                                    Since the lovely are sleeping
                                    Go sleep thou with them.
                                    Thus kindly I scatter
                                    Thy leaves o’er the bed,
                                    Where thy mates of the garden
                                    Lie scentless and dead.

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