Christmas Roses

Dec 7, 2012 by

CHRISTMAS ROSES by Lizzie Lawson was originally published in 1886 and is a collection of vintage Christmas poems from the 19th century.

Here is a small sample:

“Bunch of Christmas Roses, dear,
To greet my fairest child,
I plucked them in my garden
where the drifting snow lay piled.
I cannot bring thee violets dear,
Or cowslips growing wild,
Or daisy chain for thee to wear,
For thee to wear, my child.
For all the grassy meadows near
Are clad with snow, my child;
Through all the days of winter drear
No ray of sun has smiled.
I plucked this bunch of verses, dear,
From out my garden wild,
I plucked them in the winter dear
For you, my fairest child,
Your wet and wintry hours to cheer,
They’re Christmas Roses, child.”


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