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Pink Dominoes - Poem by Rudyard Kipling

"They are fools who kiss and tell" --
Wisely has the poet sung.
Man may hold all sorts of posts
If he'll only hold his tongue.



Jenny and Me were engaged, you see,
On the eve of the Fancy Ball;
So a kiss or two was nothing to you
Or any one else at all.

Menny would go in a domino --
Pretty and pink but warm;
While I attended, clad in a splendid
Austrian uniform.

Now we had arranged, through notes exchanged
Early that afternoon,
At Number Four to waltz no more,
But to sit in the dusk and spoon.

I wish you to see that Jenny and Me
Had barely exchanged our troth;
So a kiss or two was strictly due
By, from, and between us both.

When Three was over, an eager lover,
I fled to the gloom outside;
And a Domino came out also
Whom I took for my future bride.

That is to say, in a casual way,
I slipped my arm around her;
With a kiss or two (which is nothing to you),
And ready to kiss I found her.

She turned her head and the name she said
Was certainly not my own;
But ere I could speak, with a smothered shriek
She fled and left me alone.

Then Jenny came, and I saw with shame
She'd doffed her domino;
And I had embraced an alien waist --
But I did not tell her so.

Next morn I knew that there were two
Dominoes pink, and one
Had cloaked the spouse of Sir Julian Vouse,
Our big Political gun.

Sir J. was old, and her hair was gold,
And her eye was a blue cerulean;
And the name she said when she turned her head
Was not in the least like "Julian."


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Poems About Pink

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  2. 2. The Pink Carnation , Henry Lawson
  3. 3. The Pink , Henry King
  4. 4. Color , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  5. 5. Pink Eucalyptus Flowers , Lesbia Harford
  6. 6. Frequently The Wood Are Pink , Emily Dickinson
  7. 7. This Peach Is Pink With Such A Pink , Norman Rowland Gale
  8. 8. 'In The Pink' , Siegfried Sassoon
  9. 9. The Lonely Street , William Carlos Williams
  10. 10. Lydia Pinkham , Shel Silverstein
  11. 11. Pink , Laura Cummings
  12. 12. Variations On Nothing , Giuseppe Ungaretti
  13. 13. Le Panneau , Oscar Wilde
  14. 14. A Roxbury Garden , Amy Lowell
  15. 15. The House Of Dust: Complete , Conrad Potter Aiken
  16. 16. I Know A Baby, Such A Baby , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  17. 17. **pink Ribbon Black** , Daniel Richards
  18. 18. Cinquains , Meena Kandasamy
  19. 19. Think-Tank! Sink-Sank! A Lonely Pink Ros.. , Harindhar Reddy
  20. 20. June Sick Room , Arthur Seymour John Tessimond
  21. 21. Pink Is My Colour , Sylvia Chidi
  22. 22. Pink Pink , chris dawson
  23. 23. Stanzas In Meditation: Stanza Xiii , Gertrude Stein
  24. 24. **crazy Baboon Eats Flamingos (Fable) .. , Marieta Maglas
  25. 25. Trees In Bloom , chandra thiagarajan
  26. 26. Pink Roses , Is It Poetry
  27. 27. Pink , Mark R Slaughter
  28. 28. Rejection Slip , Theodora (Theo) Onken
  29. 29. Pink Pyjama Party? , Stephen Katona
  30. 30. Appearances , Lesbia Harford
  31. 31. A Girl In The Rain , Suchoon Mo_
  32. 32. Travel Haiku - Harbour Island (Eleuthera.. , john tiong chunghoo
  33. 33. The Power Of Pink , Sandra Martyres
  34. 34. ***in My Own Little World*** , Kaspa Richards
  35. 35. Tuesday 22 May 2012 , Margaret Alice Second
  36. 36. I Am, Only One, Like You , Is It Poetry
  37. 37. Cherry Blossoms Adrift , Mary Fumento
  38. 38. Who Is You? And Who Am I? , tamia wells
  39. 39. Rose Is Pink , ramesh rai
  40. 40. Your Pink Cloud , Marilyn Lott
  41. 41. A Pink Stain , Akhtar Jawad
  42. 42. I Love You As A Whole , Akhtar Jawad
  43. 43. Say Goodbye In Pink Satin , Susan Lacovara
  44. 44. Pink Fingers , Khairul Ahsan
  45. 45. Pink , John Kipling Lewis
  46. 46. A Secret Shade Of Blue , Ray Quesada
  47. 47. Clink, Clink , Kumarmani Mahakul
  48. 48. Roses And Rainbows , John Knight
  49. 49. 401 , RIC S. BASTASA
  50. 50. The Green Piano , Robert Pinsky
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