Monday, 14 December 2009
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Be my mistress short or tall
And distorted therewithall
Be she likewise one of those
That an acre hath of nose
Be her teeth ill hung or set
And her grinders black as jet
Be her cheeks so shallow too
As to show her tongue wag through
Hath she thin hair, hath she none
She's to me a paragon.

... Robert Herrick

Note: Herrick the comedian? I like pieces like this. Short, descriptive(expository?) and laced with humour - or was he joking about her being a paragon coz paragon means ideal: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal. If he wasn't joking and is good looking, he's definitely one hell of a guy. But who am I kidding?


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