A White Rose by John Boyle O'Reilly|
The red rose whispers of passion,
...And the white rose breathes of love;
O, the red rose is a falcon,
...And the white rose is a dove.
But I send you a cream-white rosebud
...With a flush on its petal tips;
For the love that is purest and sweetest
...Has a kiss of desire on the lips.
.....A White Rose by John Boyle O'Reilly (1844-90)