Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

You Looked So Tempting In The Pew

Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

YOU looked so tempting in the pew,
You looked so sly and calm -
My trembling fingers played with yours
As both looked out the Psalm.

Your heart beat hard against my arm,
My foot to yours was set,
Your loosened ringlet burned my cheek
Whenever they two met.

O little, little we hearkened, dear,
And little, little cared,
Although the parson sermonised,
The congregation stared.

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  • Lady Lynet (8/20/2007 10:31:00 PM)

    Reminds me of young love.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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