Thursday, February 9, 2012

Delight in Disorder

The Poorly Defended Rose by Michel Garnier, 1789
Metropolitan Museum of Art
A sweet disorder in the dress 
Kindles in clothes a wontonness
A lawn about the shoulders thrown
Into a fine distraction
An erring lace, which here and there 
Enthrals the crimson stomacher
A cuff neglectful, and thereby
Ribbands to flow, confusedly
A winning wave, deserving note, 
In the tempestuous petticoat
A careless shoe-string, in whose tie
I see a wild civility
Do more bewitch me, than when art
Is too precise in every part.

Robert Herrick (1579-1674)

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