keeps against deadly foes

the dog roses are out now

these have played a strong part

in my years

from covering the doors of our dens

in country hedges

not that we had cottages

ours were forts castles enfilades

keeps against deadly foes

to later making our first loves

with the reverie of girls

I thought I loved & they loved me

to one who married another

with a dog rose motif on her dress

homage she said to her early love

to now where I plant them

where I can

their pale pinks whites & golds

growing through the fruit trees & hedges

to complete the circle

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