(For a Picture)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)
also titled "Body's Beauty"
Poems (1870). Both poem and picture were collected
from the fine
Rossetti Project at the University of Virginia.
The rose and poppy are her flowers; for where
Is he not found, O Lilith, whom shed scent
And soft-shed kisses and soft sleep shall snare?
Lo! as that youth's eyes burned at thine, so went
Thy spell through him, and left his straight neck bent,
And round his heart one strangling golden hair.
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