There is a Garden in her Face
Thomas Campion

There is a Garden in her face,
Where Roses and white Lillies grow;
A heav'nly paradice is that place,
Wherein all pleasant fruits doe flow.
There Cherries grow, which none may buy
Till Cherry ripe themselves doe cry.

Those Cherries fayrely doe enclose
Of Orient Pearle a double row,
Which when her lovely laughter showes,
They looke like Rose-buds fill'd with snow.
Yet them nor Peere nor Prince can buy,
Till Cherry ripe themselves doe cry.

Her Eyes like Angels watch them still;
Her Browes like bended bowes doe stand,
Threatning with piercing frownes to kill
All that attempt with eye or hand
Those sacred Cherries to come nigh,
Till Cherry ripe themselves doe cry.

[ Taken from Campion, Thomas, 1567-1620: The Works (1967) from LION Chadwyck. The copyright note says: "This text may not be reproduced, except for fair dealing purposes, without the permission of Chadwyck-Healey Ltd. and the copyright holder.". I hope this reproduction can be taken as a fair dealing. If not, let me know and I remove the poem. Until then, enjoy the beauty of the poem! ]

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