Go not too near a house of rose (James Gibb)
- (Posted 2011-11-02) CPDL #24844:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-11-02). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 50 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 16/01/19.
Original text and translations
Go not too near a House of Rose,
The depredation of a breeze,
Or inundation of a dew,
Alarms its walls away;
Nor try to tie the butterfly,
Nor climb the bars of ecstasy,
In insecurity to lie,
Is Joy’s insuring quality.