In the Heart of a Rose
I will hide my soul and its mighty love
In the bosom of this rose,
And its dispensing breath will take
My love wherever it goes.
And perhaps she’ll pluck this very rose,
And, quick as blushes start,
Will breathe my hidden secret in
Her unsuspecting heart.
And there I will live in her embrace
And the realm of sweetness there,
Enamored with an ecstasy,
Of bliss beyond compare.
This poem is in the public domain. Published in Poem-a-Day on February 13, 2021, by the Academy of American Poets.
"In the Heart of a Rose" originally appeared in The Path of Dreams (John P. Morton & Company, 1916).