Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | July 30, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: A Home Greeting

by Priscilla Jane Thompson (1871 – 1942).

A Home Greeting

A pair of soft, black eyes,
A velvet, dusky, cheek,
A flash of dazzling pearls,
An Eden for me speak.
And next a soft embrace;                  5
My eyes drink to their fill,
The tender, liquid, depth,
Of orbs that ever thrill.
A long, ecstatic, kiss,
That drowns all earthly strife:            10
What gift can e’er exceed,
A pure, confiding, wife?

Notes:
http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/writers_aa19/biographies.html

http://books.google.com/books?id=mqjYIpjqlnQC&pg=PA472&lpg=PA472&dq=%22Priscilla+Jane+Thompson%22+biography&source=bl&ots=hDapc812c5&sig=kjDNe2EZ8G61DG3uerAJWt72hdc&hl=en&ei=vftuSqmlCJCqNrr4kNYI&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7

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