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See How the Roses Burn!

See how the roses burn!
   Bring wine to quench the fire!
Alas! the flames come up with us,—
   We perish with desire.

Credit


This poem is in the public domain.

Author


Hafez

Hafez (also known as Hafiz), born in the early fourteenth century, is one of the most celebrated Persian poets. Little is known about his life, but he is most widely known and lauded for his ghazals. He died in 1390.

Date Published: 1858-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/see-how-roses-burn