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Love is like a rose

by Christina Georgina Rossetti

Hope is like a harebell trembling from its birth,
Love is like a rose the joy of all the earth;
Faith is like a lily lifted high and white,
Love is like a lovely rose the world’s delight;
Harebells and sweet lilies show a thornless growth,
But the rose with all its thorns excels them both.

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

– 1 Corinthians 13:13
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