Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, DELIGHT IN DISORDER, by ROBERT HERRICK

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First Line: A sweet disorder in the dress
Last Line: Is too precise in every part.
Variant Title(s): Sweet Disorder;the Poetry Of Dress (1)
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Clothing & Dress; Love; Sex

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
Inthralls the crimson stomacher;
A cuff neglectful, and thereby
Ribbons to flow confusedly;
A winning wave, deserving note,
In the tempestuous petticoat;
A careless shoestring, in whose tie
I see a wild civility; --
Do more bewitch me than when art
Is too precise in every part.

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