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JOHN DONNE PHRASIS A Metaphysical Muse recited

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JOHN DONNE PHRASIS A Metaphysical Muse recited

What thou lovest in her face
is colour,if her face be painted 
on a board or wall, thou wilt
love it.She speaks,smiles and
kisses much. Because it is 
painted do you not behold with 
pleasure her painted face? Love
her who shows her love to thee,
in this smile , lovely to thee,all
her love forever be,if her face
forever, rests upon thee.

I see her often,solaced with beauty,
the rich sweet softness of her
eyes,that all my senses now 
apprehend. Elixir of all vertues,
handmaidens,Pandars of the 
bodies pleasure.That Virginity
a virtue,kept by modest chastity
‘til willing and desirous to yield.
When the name Virgin shall be
exchanged ,for the more 
honourable name, of Wife .

From John Donne’s prose Juvenilia 2,11,12
*A Phrasis is a structured verse where the poet uses selected prose phrases of another writer’s(not a poet)  to compile  unique poetry therefrom as a tribute thereto,the word phrasis is Greek for phrase.

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  1. Date: 8/2/2013 10:05:00 AM
    I absolutely adore the poetry of John Donne. A good one to showcase, Brian.