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Henry Lea Twisleton

(9 November 1847 - 1900 / Winskill, near Settle, Yorkshire, England)

Poems of Henry Lea Twisleton

1. To a Cabbage Rose 1/4/2003

To a Cabbage Rose

Thy clustering leaves are steeped in splendour;
   No evening red, no morning dun,
Can show a hue as rich and tender
   As thine -- bright lover of the sun!

What wondrous hints of hidden glory,
   Of strains no human lips can sing;
What symbols rare of life's strange story,
   Dost thou from earth's dark bosom bring!

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