I'm pretty sure this comes from an English poem, referring a woman's beauty. The author suggests that roses fade and wither, and that by describing her in written word keeps her alive forever.

That might be a misdirect, it was a long time ago I read it. The actual poem didn't really stick with me, but the last line did and I've been trying to find the origin:

Immortalised in prose, a god among the pages

Any ideas? Google has not been fruitful.

  • It sounds like that poem was inspired by Shakespeare's Sonnet 54. It talks about roses that fade and the beauty of a woman immortalised in verse. shakespeare-online.com/sonnets/54.html
    – LitGuest
    Jun 4, 2019 at 2:19
  • Do any of these poems match? It doesn't seem so, unless you're misremembering quite a bit ... the closest I found was "in its solitude / a rose silently wilts / [...] / the paper on which they both decay pays no mind / [...] / immortalized in forgotten words".
    – Rand al'Thor
    Jun 5, 2019 at 9:07


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.