Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, DOREEN, by KATHARINE TYNAN

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First Line: Her curled and rosy beauty
Last Line: That it must pass.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Mourning; Dead, The; Bereavement

HER curled and rosy beauty
So shining was,
The heart went crying and sighing
That it must pass.

With the gold and the silver
She did adorn her:
The heart went weeping and weeping
That it must mourn her.

Like apple-blossom and clove-pink,
Her white and red;
God when He made her colour
Laughed as He made.

Little gold head of curls
Shining and bright of her;
God when He made her hair
Took delight of her.

Tall as a poplar tree,
Slight as a spear,
Graceful as is a swan
On a still mere.

All so harmless her beauty,
Innocent, mild,
Like a young lamb in the pasture,
Like a young child.

With the rose and the scarlet
She did bedeck her;
Radiant as a new rose
Fresh from the Maker.

All so dewy, so tender,
Her beauty was,
The heart dropped tears in the silence
That it must pass.

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