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Re: Roses in December

Posted by Baceseras on May 14, 2010 at 13:52

In Reply to: Roses in December posted by Sandra on May 13, 2010 at 19:09:

: I wish to respond to a question regarding the origin of the phrase "Roses in December." I hope this is helpful. I have researched this phrase, because I used it as the title of my book. The phrase did not originate with James Barrie (as someone suggested on your site). Rather, James Barrie was quoting from a poem by G.A. Studdert-Kennedy:
:
: "God gave His children memory
: That in life's garden there might be
: June roses in December."

[Interesting if true. Here's some more on Studdert Kennedy, known as 'Woodbine Willie' - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Anketell_Studdert_Kennedy. - Baceseras.]