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The Winter Rose

by Carmen Ruggero

On a meadow stark and cold,
this night a rose shall bloom.
Red blood petals, velvet soft,
will tender its warmth on bitter
frosty nights, and days forlorn.

This night a rose shall bloom,
and a promise it shall bring:
Bright forever be the days
for the heart that holds within,
the blood red rose of winter,
ere fertile spring does loom.

Copyright © 2004 by Carmen Ruggero

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