But ne'er the rose without the thorn.
- Robert Herrick
Observe this dew-drenched rose of Tyrian gardens
A rose today. But you will ask in vain
Tomorrow what it is, and yesterday
It was the dust, the sunshine, and the rains.
- Christina rosetti
Do not the petals flutter down,
Just like this?
flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
- Antonio Porchia