Dainty Dora

Edward Smyth Jones 1881 (Natchez, Mississippi) – 1968 (Chicago)



TO D. M. M.
  
  
Greeks once sang a lovely song
To their maiden Cora;
But my lay floats soft along
To my Dainty Dora.
  
Frenchmen sing of Anne Belle,
Romans sang of Flora;
But I sing my song to tell
Of my Dainty Dora.
  
Scotchmen sing their songs to move
Mary or Debora;
But I sing my song of love -
Love for Dainty Dora.
  
Poets now a song may give
Psyche or Lenora;
But I'll sing long as I live
Just for Dainty Dora!
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Submitted on August 03, 2020

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Characters 406
Words 90
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 4, 4

Edward Smyth Jones

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