Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, MAROZIE, by ANDRE-FERDINAND HEROLD



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MAROZIE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the shady terrace where her beauty wells
Last Line: For a friendly look from her eyes of sprinkled gold.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Muslims; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Moslems


On the shady terrace where her beauty wells,
Where white grapes on the tangled vines disport,
Amid her cousins, dukes and cardinals,
Semi-nude, smiling, Marozie holds her court.

Before her throne dances a chosen ballet
Of captive daughters of a Moslem chief,
And poets murmur song or whisper sally
To hold her cradled fantasies in fief.

Never has twilight bird with aweless wing
Troubled her childlike brow with dark awakening,
Never has scorn of lover turned her cold.

For her the Pope's unnumbered treasure slips.
Clerks and kings die, a song upon their lips,
For a friendly look from her eyes of sprinkled gold.





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