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    My Love in Her Attire

    This is one of my favorite poems written by an anonymous author. I hope you enjoy it!

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    My love in her attire doth show her wit,
    It doth so well become her:
    For every season she hath dressings fit,
    For winter, spring, and summer.
    No beauty she doth miss,
    When all her robes are on;
    But Beauty's self she is,
    When all her robes are gone.

    --Anonymous, renaissance period

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    That is witty and beautiful and you can feel the time period.
    Where did you find it and were there any others that caught your fancy?

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    I found this poem in an anthology called Immortal Poems of the English Language, edited by Oscar Williams. This hefty little paperback only cost me $5.99 and it is a wonderful collection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycheinaboat
    I found this poem in an anthology called Immortal Poems of the English Language, edited by Oscar Williams. This hefty little paperback only cost me $5.99 and it is a wonderful collection!
    I thought that poem sounded familiar!
    I have that exact anthology of poems, and it contains quite a few anonymous poems, but I, too, remember this one especially.
    Thanks, Psycheinaboat.

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    Paging through more of the anonymous poems in Oscar Williams' anthology, I happened to remember this one, and thinking highly of it, though I cannot guess its time period written:

    Love Not Me

    Love not me for comely grace,
    For my pleasing eye or face,
    Nor for any outward part:
    No, nor for a constant heart!
    For these may fail or turn to ill:
    So thou and I shall sever.
    Keep therefore a true woman's eye,
    And love me still, but know not why!
    So hast thou the same reason still
    To doat upon me ever.

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    Great poem, thanks a lot of for this

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    wow awesome poem
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