Treasure Island

Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

Be My Mistress Short or Tall


Be my mistress short or tall
And distorted therewithall
Be she likewise one of those
That an acre hath of nose
Be her teeth ill hung or set
And her grinders black as jet
Be her cheeks so shallow too
As to show her tongue wag through
Hath she thin hair, hath she none
She's to me a paragon.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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