Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, MILLICENT, by ROBERT SEYMOUR BRIDGES

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MILLICENT, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou dimpled millicent, of merry guesses
Last Line: I feel thy hot tears sheltering on my face.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bridges, Robert+(2)
Subject(s): Love

Thou dimpled Millicent, of merry guesses,
Strong-limb'd and tall, tossing thy wayward tresses,
What mystery of the heart can so surprise
The mirth and music of thy brimming eyes?

Pale-brow, thou knowest not and diest to learn
The mortal secret that doth in thee burn;
With look imploring 'If you love me, tell,
What is it in me that you love so well?'

And suddenly thou stakest all thy charms,
And leapest on me; and in thy circling arms
When almost stifled with their wild embrace,
I feel thy hot tears sheltering on my face.

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