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Lines To A Young Lady...
You know what your eyes are? They are big, deep pools, and when they glance
at someone, it's a ripple across the surface of the pool.
Your beauty, not only of appearance,
but of stillness and motion and self-possession,
arrested me within the first second,
Long, long before that second ended.
Your calm composure makes you seem older
Though your youthfulness radiates
through all your quiet graces
(and betrayed by a well-controlled restlessness!) .
When you smile or laugh, your childhood is on your face,
a delightful appearance the nearness of that ...