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Joyce Kilmer - Roses

(For Katherine Bregy)

I went to gather roses and twine them in a ring,
For I would make a posy, a posy for the King.
I got an hundred roses, the loveliest there be,
From the white rose vine and the pink rose bush and from the red 
rose tree.
But when I took my posy and laid it at His feet
I found He had His roses a million times more sweet.
There was a scarlet blossom upon each foot and hand,
And a great pink rose bloomed from His side for the healing of the 
Now of this fair and awful King there is this marvel told,
That He wears a crown of linked thorns instead of one of gold.
Where there are thorns are roses, and I saw a line of red,
A little wreath of roses around His radiant head.
A red rose is His Sacred Heart, a white rose is His face,
And His breath has turned the barren world to a rich and flowery 
He is the Rose of Sharon, His gardener am I,
And I shall drink His fragrance in Heaven when I die.

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Poet: Joyce Kilmer
Poem: 15. Roses
Volume: Main Street and Other Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1917
Poem of the Day: Mar 7 2017

Comment 4 of 4, added on May 1st, 2005 at 8:17 PM.

wow he was a good poet. His words are powerful and mean somthing
diffent everytime he used them

kelsea from United States
Comment 3 of 4, added on April 26th, 2005 at 5:48 PM.

Elle, even though you might have seen right away that this poem was about Jesus, like I did...doesn't mean those that do not know him will pick that up right away. God Bless : )

Dominique from United States
Comment 2 of 4, added on April 3rd, 2005 at 7:59 PM.

This poem isnt about a cruel king...its Jesus
~learn to read between the lines

Elle from United States

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