James Whitcomb Riley

Greenfield, Indiana
James Whitcomb Riley
Greenfield, Indiana
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A Discouraging Model

Rating: 2.7
Just the airiest, fairiest slip of a thing,
With a Gainsborough hat, like a butterfly's wing,
Tilted up at one side with the jauntiest air,
And a knot of red roses sown in under there
Where the shadows are lost in her hair.

Then a cameo face, carven in on a ground
Of that shadowy hair where the roses are wound;
And the gleam of a smile, O as fair and as faint
And as sweet as the master of old used to paint
Round the lips of their favorite saint!
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* Sunprincess * 19 March 2014
......thought I came to read a poem...but it was a painting I saw...enjoyed...
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