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Poem by Louise Imogen Guiney


Of Joans Youth


I would unto my fair restore
A simple thing:
The flushing cheek she had before!
Out-velveting
No more, no more,
By Severn shore,
The carmine grape, the moths auroral wing.

Ah, say how winds in flooded grass
Unmoor the rose;
Or guileful ways the salmon pass
To sea, disclose;
For so, alas,
With Love, alas,
With fatal, fatal Love a girlhood goes.



Louise Imogen Guiney


Louise Imogen Guiney's other poems:
  1. Sunday Chimes in the City
  2. The Old Dial of Corpus
  3. Saint Peter-ad-Vincula
  4. A Madonna of Domenico Ghirlandajo
  5. Florentin


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