Look On Beauty (listen here).

Look on beauty

To undo me

To unite my disparate parts

To receive me

And reweave me

Knit my hands to head to heart

 

Are you shocked with gladness?

Are your cheeks soaked by surprise?

Somehow filled and emptied

At the same time?

Don’t say a word; rest here a while

Rest here a while, rest here a while

 

Happy shivers in the snow blown

Purple winter sky

When the moon don’t shine

But the haze is bright

 

Or have the ballet dancers

Spun you dizzy with delight?

See their sinews flash

O! The grace and might

 

Are you swept away and swallowed

In your sweetheart’s eyes?

Well she loves you through and through

Loves all of you

 

Look on beauty

To undo me

To unite my disparate parts

To receive me

And reweave me

Knit my hands to head to heart