Black Eyes And Blue.



Blue eyes and jet
Fell out one morn,
Azure cried in a pet,
"Away, dark scorn!--
"We are brilliant and blue
"As the waves of the sea--
"And as cold and untrue
"And as changeable ye.
  
"We are born of the sky,
"Of a summer night,
"When the first stars lie
"In a bed of blue light;
"From the cloudy zone
"Round the setting sun,
"Like an angel's throne,
"Are our glories won."
  
"Pretty ladies, hold,"
Cupid said to the eyes--
For beauties that scold
"Are seldom wise;
"'Tis not colour I seek
"Love's fires to impart--
"Give me eyes that can speak
"From the depths of the heart."
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Submitted on August 03, 2020

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABABCDCD EFEFGHGH IJIJKLKL
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 554
Words 115
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 8, 8, 8

Thomas Gent

Thomas Gent (1693, Ireland – 1778, York) was a printer and writer, born in Ireland. more…

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