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Christopher Smart Short Poems

Famous Short Christopher Smart Poems. Short poetry by famous poet Christopher Smart. A collection of the all-time best Christopher Smart short poems


by Katherine Anne Porter
 for Christopher Smart

When winter was half over
God sent three angels to the 
 apple-tree
Who said to her
"Be glad, you little rack
Of empty sticks,
Because you have been chosen.
In May you will become A wave of living sweetness A nation of white petals A dynasty of apples.
"



by Christopher Smart
 [From the Latin of Petronious Ascanius.
] When, wanton fair, the snowy orb you throw, I feel a fire before unknown in snow.
E'en coldest snow I find has pow'r to warm My breast, when flung by Julia's lovely arm.
T'elude love's pow'rful arts I strive in vain, If ice and snow can latent fires contain.
These frolics leave: the force of beauty prove, With equal passion cool my ardent love.

by Christopher Smart
 Once on a time I fair Dorinda kiss'd, 
Whose nose was too distinguish'd to be miss'd; 
My dear, says I, I fain would kiss you closer, 
But tho' your lips say aye--your nose says, no, Sir.
-- The maid was equally to fun inclin'd, And plac'd her lovely lily-hand behind; Here, swain, she cry'd, may'st thou securely kiss, Where there's no nose to interrupt thy bliss.