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We Pulled a Rose in Summer Time

We pulled a rose in summer time
        Beside True Lover’s Gate,
Our lips sent up so sweet a chime,
        That twilight lingered late;

Now look how is the year grown old!—
        How leafless hedge and tree,—
’Tis said that even love grows cold,
        So here is rosemary.


This poem is in the public domain. Published in Poem-a-Day on February 20, 2022, by the Academy of American Poets.

About this Poem

“We Pulled a Rose in Summer Time” appeared in the Connecticut Magazine V, no. 2 (February, 1899).


Elizabeth Curtis Holman

Elizabeth Curtis Holman was born on August 12, 1879 in Hartford, Connecticut. Known for her translations of selections of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, her poems were published in The Crisis and other literary magazines.

Date Published: 1899-01-01

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