B is for Beauty
| B is for Beauty
written by William Henry Davies
|From "A Poet's Alphabet", 1925||Link to further information|
My girl has reached that lovely state
That's half a bud and half a flower;
But I am near my berry time,
Outnumbering her by many an hour.
Yet Love - who sometimes raises kings
To the level of our common race -
Can see no difference in our state,
In look, in word or grace.
The Moon to her has life and power -
It is the Earth's white ghost to me;
Which tells the Earth of its decay,
And mine, which Love's too blind to see.
Love her, my heart, that she may give
My ghost this praise she gives the Moon:
Let not her shudder when she sees
It thin away so soon.
|Works by this author are in the public domain in countries where the copyright term is the author's life plus 76 years or less.|