[Editor: This poem by Philip Durham Lorimer was published in Songs and Verses by Philip Durham Lorimer: An Australian Bush Poet, 1901.]
Oh ! give me that beautiful Rose,
So lovely and tender of hue ;
Morning’s blush on its soft bosom grows,
And ’tis gemmed with the exquisite dew.
Ah ! give me that beautiful Rose,
Its glory and grace are divine ;
To my fancy its petals disclose
Smiles of Love which remind me of thine,
I give thee the beautiful Rose,
Delight of the dawn ! it is thine ;
The fragrance its petals enclose
Is an emblem of Love that is mine !
E. A. Petherick (editor). Songs and Verses by Philip Durham Lorimer: An Australian Bush Poet, William Clowes and Sons, London, 1901, page 67