What is the meaning of this poem?

A single flower he sent me, since we met.
All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet--
One perfect rose.

I knew the language of the floweret;
"My fragile leaves," it said, "his heart enclose."
Love long has taken for his amulet
One perfect rose.

Why is it no one ever sent me yet
One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get
One perfect rose.

You are entirely welcome...

So she values material wealth?

Think about the situation. And second think about the "irony".

Here is a young lady whose beau believes her to be as lovely as a rose, the legend old symbol of the perfect love. HOWEVER....what is it she really wants and considers the perfect gift....
Have you ever heard the expression, "not for love nor money" <G>

Well, obviously "love" doesn't turn her on.

Thanx. I was thinking that the first and second stanzas were just there to kinda through you off to thinking that she loved him. In the third one she lets out her emotions and states the truth. Is this also correct?

<G> At least, for certain, she values a fancy car as opposed to a beautiful rose. Do you see the irony?

Yes. Thank-you ver much.

Absolutely, we don't know whether she does or not. We do know what she values.

It seems that the meaning of the poem "One Perfect Rose" is open to interpretation. However, the speaker of the poem suggests that material wealth holds more importance to her than romantic gestures of love. The poem uses the symbol of a perfect rose as a representation of love, but the speaker reveals that she would prefer to receive a perfect limousine instead. This ironic twist shows that the speaker's desires differ from the typical notions of love and romance.

To understand the overall message and deeper meaning of a poem, it is essential to analyze the language, symbols, and context within the poem. Look for any recurring themes, contrasts, or figurative language used. Pay attention to the emotions evoked and the speaker's perspective. In this poem, the contrast between the perfect rose and the perfect limousine highlights the speaker's value system and desires, making it a significant aspect of the poem's meaning.