Verse > Anthologies > T. R. Smith, ed. > Poetica Erotica: A Collection of Rare and Curious Amatory Verse
T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
By George Reston Malloch (1875–1953)
(From Poems and Lyrics, 1917)

BEAUTY unattempted,
  She was my lover:
To me, too blessêd,
  Her white limbs did uncover.
Eyes had fill of rapture,        5
  Lips had lips to kiss;
Sought I to capture
  The deepest, deepest bliss.
Then the fiery pang
  Smote through heart and core:        10
Then the love song rang
  False, and rose no more.

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