Pink, red and white, three roses for me to receive
Gentleness, love, truth, I did perceive
Each a bloom as days gone by
Gentleness and love flower and die
Truth prevails in bloom array
A bud within holds this very day
Its message I heed in delight
TRUTH, the bringer of gentleness, love and light.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Abstraction White Rose, 1927, oil on canvas, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1887-1986.