In the Chalice of a Rose

Deep within the dew-cool chalice of a rose,

Of a rose,

Do you read the mystic secrets of a rose?

Does a master sculptor's carving

Speak of One by Galilee?

Is His love for pristine beauty

In the perfect symmetry

Of a rose?

Do you scan the moonlight lyrics of a rose,

Of a rose--

Pearls of truth within the chalice of a rose?

Is a virgin bud unfolding

Fragranced by an Infant's breath?

Do you see the Risen Master

When you weep the gentle death

Of a rose?