The Last Rose of Summer

by Thomas Moore

Tis the last rose of summer,
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone.




Thomas Moore was an English poet and the Chelsea Physic Garden Curator.
In 1805, Moore was inspired by a rose specimen called ‘Old Blush’ and wrote a poem called The Last Rose of Summer:




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