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Oh, heavenly Rose

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Oh, heavenly Rose

More, more? What else may she desire:
a whole garden shelters her in heaven?
The sun bathing her petals is the holy fire,
a cockerel is not her awakening warden 
but a chorus of angels playing flute and lyre. 
Yet, she asks: more, more! Oh, Heavenly Rose! 
 
She does not sleep, what upsets her repose?
What a rose could not be, if not all I can see? 
Should I dare and give a rose to another rose? 
Will she accept, can the three fates foresee 
when the golden gateway will unclose? 
Why can’t you sleep? Oh, heavenly Rose!
 
Maybe, I dream within a dream and there
a rose is all other roses, her keen lips 
are one too and her homely belly where
a blossom still to bloom calmly sleeps 
is a meadow that other buds will revere?
If I dream, why waking? Oh, Heavenly Rose!
 
Drop the dark eyes, sweet scented maid,
the mysterious twins of your scarlet face,
answer if the heart where a seed is laid 
is not a flower with the same cherry grace?
Dawn approaches, the scents of night fade,
Tell with your shy eyes. Oh, Heavenly Rose!
 
A hidden rose do you save for the night,
the moon concealing her silver radiance, 
when a beggar dressed as a bright knight
lay at your side and with his word’s dance
incite your petals to bloom with white light.
Wait, wait for the night. Oh, heavenly Rose!

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  1. Date: 7/9/2012 4:10:00 AM

    ‡ Owww This Is Beautiful * I Love Laying With My Love By My Side * Her Soft Skin Sooo Warm & Sooo Fragrantly Lovely, My Dear Sweet Joao * Amazing The Repet & The Rose In Met; Exceptional & I Could Feel The Passion * Luv to You, Rachel ‡