Posts Tagged ‘fashion plate’

Original Stanza

 Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!

                Bird thou never wert,

         That from Heaven, or near it,

                Pourest thy full heart

In profuse strains of unpremeditated art.



Frail of form, lithe and lean

                Waft thou as a sigh wished;

         But no catwalk will hold thee-

             For such a phantasm

Never shall advert man’s art

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The street was my beat:
In my rags neat I had the street
My catwalk!
Each neon lit corner I just shimmied
Till the crowd came helter-skelter
‘Oohs and ahs!’ how the rowdy froth at the mouth
To have an eyeful of threads!-
They love fashion obviously,
But can’t see heart beating within
The united colors of Benetton.

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