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“Suzie, My Lovely Rose”

 

Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.

 

Go, lovely Rose
……
That are so wondrous sweet and fair.

Edmund Waller
(at 85)

 

“I envy the octogenarian poet who joined three words – Go, lovely Rose – so happily together, that he left his name to float down through Time on the wings of a phrase and a flower.”

Logan Pearsall Smith
(at 66)*

 

This my thought at 80:

Suzie, I hope to write of you
when I’m 85
– my lovely Rose,
and still my Rosa Mystica.

 


 

Well,
now I’m 85.

Stay,
Lovely Suzie.

 


* Afterthoughts (1931).

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