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SONNETS OF SEVEN CITIES: NEW ORLEANS, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dark, languorous, with heavy lidded eyes
Last Line: Her brain is building towers, ports and ships!
Subject(s): Sonnet (as Literary Form)


Dark, languorous, with heavy lidded eyes
That glow and smolder with a constant fire,
She stirs men's hearts with glorious desire
By glances turned upon them waywardwise;
She is incarnate carnival, she plies
Her cavaliers with wine of mystery,
Under her mask they know not what there lies,
But linger, rapt, enchanted, till they see.

No disillusion greets them when she lifts
That dainty mask, for she is fair and kind.
But take her not for one who idly drifts
Through lazy days with purpose undesigned
For though her eyes are warm, and warm her lips,
Her brain is building towers, ports and ships!





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