Monday, March 26, 2012

Posie & Mosey Mondays

On Mondays, I share word posies with my readers. Comments are disabled so you can enjoy this gift of poetry then mosey on along to your list of daily do's.*

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Men Call you Fair
~Edmund Spenser (1552 - 1599)

Men call you fair, and you do credit it,
 For that your self ye daily such do see:
 But the true fair, that is the gentle wit,
 And vertuous mind, is much more prais'd of me.
 For all the rest, how ever fair it be,
 Shall turn to naught and lose that glorious hue:
 But only that is permanent and free
 From frail corruption, that doth flesh ensue.
 That is true beauty: that doth argue you
 To be divine, and born of heavenly seed:
 Deriv'd from that fair Spirit, from whom all true
 And perfect beauty did at first proceed.
 He only fair, and what he fair hath made,
 All other fair, like flowers untimely fade.