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O Beauty, Passing Beauty! - Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson

O beauty, passing beauty! Sweetest sweet!
How can thou let me waste my youth in sighs?
I only ask to sit beside thy feet.
Thou knowest I dare not look into thine eyes.
Might I but kiss thy hand! I dare not fold
My arms about thee--scarcely dare to speak.
And nothing seems to me so wild and bold,
As with one kiss to touch thy blessed cheek.
Methinks if I should kiss thee, no control
Within the thrilling brain could keep afloat
The subtle spirit. Even while I spoke,
The bare word "kiss" hath made my inner soul
To tremble like a lute string, ere the note
Hath melted in the silence that it broke.


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Poems About Beauty

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  2. 2. Beauty Xxv , Khalil Gibran
  3. 3. Rondel Of Merciless Beauty , Geoffrey Chaucer
  4. 4. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  5. 5. Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty) , Anne Sexton
  6. 6. I Died For Beauty , Emily Dickinson
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  8. 8. Beauty , Wilfred Owen
  9. 9. Beauty And Beauty , Rupert Brooke
  10. 10. Pied Beauty , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  11. 11. Beauty , Edward Thomas
  12. 12. Ballade Of My Lady's Beauty , Joyce Kilmer
  13. 13. Youth And Beauty , William Carlos Williams
  14. 14. Soul's Beauty , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  15. 15. O Beauty, Passing Beauty! , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  16. 16. Ode To Beauty , Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. 17. My Idea Of Beauty , Nitya Pillai
  18. 18. Hymn To Intellectual Beauty , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  19. 19. He Tells Of The Perfect Beauty , William Butler Yeats
  20. 20. Beauty&Mdash;Be Not Caused&Mdash;It Is , Emily Dickinson
  21. 21. Beauty , Elinor Morton Wylie
  22. 22. Beauty: [notes For An Unfinished Poem] , Wilfred Owen
  23. 23. Beauty, Inside And Out , Camacy Melville
  24. 24. A Hymn In Honour Of Beauty , Edmund Spenser
  25. 25. Amoretti Iii: The Sovereign Beauty , Edmund Spenser
  26. 26. He Remembers Forgotten Beauty , William Butler Yeats
  27. 27. Genius In Beauty , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  28. 28. To What Serves Mortal Beauty? , Gerard Manley Hopkins
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  30. 30. I Died For Beauty But Was Scarce , Emily Dickinson
  31. 31. A Hymn Of Heavenly Beauty , Edmund Spenser
  32. 32. Sonnet 54: O, How Much More Doth Beauty .. , William Shakespeare
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  34. 34. Beauty , sakshi mathur
  35. 35. Seeking Beauty , William Henry Davies
  36. 36. Beauty, Time, And Love , Samuel Daniel
  37. 37. An Hymn In Honour Of Beauty , Edmund Spenser
  38. 38. Sonnet Iv: Bright Star Of Beauty , Michael Drayton
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  41. 41. An Hymn Of Heavenly Beauty , Edmund Spenser
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  49. 49. A Philosophy Of Beauty , Uriah Hamilton
  50. 50. Beauty , Mathilde Blind
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