One Reply to “Image of the Week: ‘The Rose from Armida’s Garden’”

  1. “The gently budding rose,” quoth she, “behold,
    That first scant peeping forth with virgin beams,
    Half ope, half shut, her beauties doth upfold
    In their dear leaves, and less seen, fairer seems,
    And after spreads them forth more broad and bold,
    Then languisheth and dies in last extremes,
    Nor seems the same, that decked bed and bower
    Of many a lady late, and paramour…”

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