Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, VERS LIBRE, by FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS

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First Line: Drink to me with thine eyes, exclusively
Last Line: Terrorizing her to the point of departure.
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine

DRINK to me with thine eyes, exclusively,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup,
And I shall not order any wines or liquors.
Demands divine drink;
Yet, even to Jovian nectar,
I prefer thine.

Recently I sent thee a wreath, a wreath of roses,
Not honouring thee, particularly—
Rather giving it a hope of
But thou merely breathedst on it
And returnedst it to me,
Since when it grows, and is redolent, I swear,
Not of itself. ...
Nay! Its fragrance is of thee.

John Spratt detested carbohydrates.
The deglutition of proteins, to his wife,
Was intolerable.
Wherefore, coöperating,
There was no waste
Of provender.

Twinkle, starlet,
Loftily, supramundanely, diamondly.

Little Miss Muffet sat in a corner,
Absorbing casein—
A food of great nutritive power,
Rich in butter fats.
A spider—an arachnid of the species
Araneidae—came along;
Ugly, motive, horrendous,
Terrorizing her to the point of departure.

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