“Ah! may the red rose live alway,
To smile upon earth and sky!
Why should the beautiful ever weep?
Why should the beautiful die?”
(St.C. Foster in Ah! may the red rose …)
“Come to my garden of roses;
Winds whisper low.
Ne’er was so sweet a garden
With love aglow.”
(Ruth Rutherford in Love’s garden of roses)
“And the empty bottle it misses you
Yeah and I’m the one that it’s talking to
And with you and I just barely strangers
I’m pretty much just left the fool
Damn, don’t the streets look empty though?
Just wandering round here without you
Oh the empty bottle it misses you and I’m the one it’s talking to.”
(Ryan Adams in To Be The One)