Richard Barnfield

(1574-1627)

Richard Barnfield Quotes

    Cherry-Lipped Adonis...

    Cherry-lipped Adonis in his snowy shape,
    Might not compare with his pure ivory white,
    On whose fair front a poet's pen might write,
    Whose rosiate red excels the crimson grape.
    His love-enticing delicate soft limbs,
    Are rarely framed t' intrap poor gazing eyes;
    His cheeks, the lily and carnation dyes,
    With lovely tincture which Apollo's dims.
    His lips ripe strawberries in nectar wet,