In the deep shade

Photo ©psyberartist

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In the deep shade of a summer bower,

A handful of scented petals you gave me,

Tasting of rose water and spun sugar,

A tender world of silken beauty.

Beneath the wind blown rose bower,

I scatter crushed and brown-scarred petals,

Their sweetness gone into the dark,

With the fading year and you.

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