The rose is a mansion! All its rooms are done
in silk and elegant! If there were chairs,
they would be Hepplewhite and Sheraton.
There would be grand, polished, curving stairs!
You know that vases there are china-thin,
delicately painted with petals; and you think
that concerts would include a violin
and the most-favored color would be pink!
A visitor would stay a night or so
and dress for dinner, and in exquisite clothes;
poets would be invited
and dedicate their poems to a rose!