Around that Waist
| Around that Waist
written by William Henry Davies
|From "True Travellers", 1923||Link to further information|
Around that waist, scarce bigger than my neck,
Where my two arms can make a double band,
That's how I 'd like to hold her in a knot,
Clasping my elbow fast with either hand.
To feel her soft round body slip and turn,
And still to feel no bones; that clings to me,
Till she becomes at last the trembling flower
Kissed without mercy by a powerful bee.
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