Eugene Field

(2 September 1850 - 4 November 1895 / St Louis / Missouri / United States)

To Venus - Poem by Eugene Field

Venus, dear Cnidian-Paphian queen!
Desert that Cyprus way off yonder,
And fare you hence, where with incense
My Glycera would have you fonder;
And to your joy bring hence your boy,
The Graces with unbelted laughter,
The Nymphs, and Youth,--then, then, in sooth,
Should Mercury come tagging after.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 9, 2010



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