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Amid The Roses

John Bannister Tabb 1845 (Amelia County) – 1909 ( Ellicott City)



There was laughter 'mid the Roses,
For it was their natal day;
And the children in the garden were
As light of heart as they.

There were sighs amid the Roses,
For the night was coming on;
And the children-weary now of play-
Were ready to be gone.

There are tears amid the Roses,
For the children are asleep;
And the silence of the garden makes
The lonely blossoms weep.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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John Bannister Tabb

Father John Banister Tabb (March 22, 1845 – November 19, 1909) was an American poet, Roman Catholic priest, and professor of English. (Although often misspelled as Bannister, the poet's middle name is actually spelled with only one "n", Banister.)  more…

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