Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

Sweet Disorder - Poem by Robert Herrick

A sweet disorder in the dress
Kindles in clothes a wantonness:
A lawn about the shoulders thrown
Into a fine distraction--
An erring lace, which here and there
Enthrals the crimson stomacher--
A cuff neglectful, and thereby
Ribbands to flow confusedly--
A winning wave, deserving note,
In the tempestuous petticoat--
A careless shoe-string, in whose tie
I see a wild civility--
Do more bewitch me than when art
Is too precise in every part.


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  • (7/19/2008 4:51:00 AM)


    Wonderful poem. I feel I perfectly agree with what good old Robert says in here. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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