Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TO HELEN KELLER, by FRANCES BEEBE



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TO HELEN KELLER, by            
First Line: Whose eyes may handle beauty?
Last Line: Of beauty neither seen nor heard!
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces; Keller, Helen (1880-1968)


Whose eyes may handle beauty?
Whose ears manage her?
Whose lips protest her?

For Beauty is a delicate thing!
Her chase
Shall not be ordered by an ear,
Nor shall a dusty eye attest
Her face,
Nor shall her language be averred
By one who has not striven for the word!

Ye blinded, garrulous crowd,
Whose ears are stupid and whose tongue is loud,
Only the constant senses seek
Where simple loveliness has stirred!
So may this woman's spirit speak
Of beauty neither seen nor heard!





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