I AM MOST LOVELY
by: George Moore (1852-1933)
- AM most
lovely, fair beyond desire:
- My breasts are sweet, my hair is soft and bright,
- And every movement flows by instinct right:
- Full well I know my touch doth burn like fire,
- That my voice stings the sense like smitten lyre;
- I am the queen of sensuous delight;
- Past years are sealed with the signet of my might;
- And at my feet pale present kneels a buyer.
- My beds are odorous with soft-shed scent,
- And strange moon flowers a tremulous twilight air
- Weave over all; and here, alone I sing
- My siren songs, until all souls are bent
- Within the subtle sweet melodious snare.
- God, making love, made me love's grievous sting.
POEMS BY GEORGE MOORE
"I am most Lovely" is
reprinted from Flowers of Passion. George Moore. London:
Provost & Co., 1878.