lunedì 2 novembre 2015

Several Questions Answered

William Blake

HE who bends to himself a Joy
Doth the wingèd life destroy;
But he who kisses the Joy as it flies
Lives in Eternity’s sunrise.
The look of love alarms,
Because it’s fill’d with fire;
But the look of soft deceit
Shall win the lover’s hire.
Soft deceit and idleness,
These are Beauty’s sweetest dress.        10
[The Question answered]
What is it men in women do require?
The lineaments of gratified desire.
What is it women do in men require?
The lineaments of gratified desire.
An ancient Proverb
Remove away that black’ning church,
Remove away that marriage hearse,
Remove away that man of blood—
You’ll quite remove the ancient curse.

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