Francis Duggan (1946 - ) is a contemporary Australian poet. He hails from Koroit in Australia. He has carved out a niche for himself with his inimitable style of writing. His poems are wonderful expressions of a beautiful mind. “The Woman Who Loved Roses” is a short poem of sixteen lines with a simple rhyme scheme aa bb cc dd. Quietly the poet asserts that the memory of a person lives long after he/she is physically gone. In memory, the beauty of the rose gets transmuted onto the woman; that beauty rarely fades. For the poet, memory is a register of the sacred past.