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Lines to a Sophisticate
Never would I seek
To capture you with tempestuous ardor
Nor hold you at arm's length
In carnal anticipation ...
But like a wine of rare vintage
I would savor and sip slowly
That I might know each separate scent
of your elusive fragrance.
Never would I seek to capture all your beauty
And imprison it in the mouldy bottle of my lust;
Rather would I pour it into the chalice of my love
And let its bouquet escape to mingle with the air
That I might breathe again your perfume
Long after you are gone....
Written by Mae V. Cowdery (1909-1953)
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