The Original: Delight in Disorder by Robert Herrick
A sweet disorder in the dress
Kindles in clothes a wantonness :
A lawn about the shoulders thrown
Into a fine distraction :
An erring lace which here and there
Enthralls the crimson stomacher :
A cuff neglectful, and thereby
Ribbons to flow confusedly :
A winning wave (deserving note)
In the tempestuous petticoat :
A careless shoe-string, in whose tie
I see a wild civility :
Do more bewitch me than when art
Is too precise in every part.
The Imitation: Savor the Subtlety by Kelsey Dallas
A shy enchanter of this land
And no, I do not claim to have written this poem for or about any young gentleman. All blushing aside, I stand by the fact that just having an idealized version of love in my mind makes me capable of writing whatever I'd like about it...in a similar voice to poets who truly were in a deep and abiding love relationship with another.
So I hope you enjoyed this departure from my normal ramblings. If you'll allow it, I'll put quotes in from some of my favorite poems from time to time. I am loving the romanticism of the John Donne's of the world!
Today's thought of the day from my favorite CAB Comedian of the year, Mike E. Winfield:
"Don't steal the cake mix if you ain't got the bowl."
Peace, love and poetry,