Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
San Miguel Nepantla / Mexico
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To Her Portrait

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This that you see, the false presentment planned
With finest art and all the colored shows
And reasonings of shade, doth but disclose
The poor deceits by earthly senses fanned!
Here where in constant flattery expand
Excuses for the stains that old age knows,
Pretexts against the years' advancing snows,
The footprints of old seasons to withstand;

'Tis but vain artifice of scheming minds;
'Tis but a flower fading on the winds;
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* Sunprincess * 03 October 2015
.........amazing last line....wonderful poem ?
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