To Electra (I)
More white than whitest lilies far,
Or snow, or whitest swans you are :
More white than are the whitest creams,
Or moonlight tinselling the streams :
More white than pearls, or Juno's thigh,
Or Pelops' arm of ivory.
True, I confess, such whites as these
May me delight, not fully please ;
Till like Ixion's cloud you be
White, warm, and soft to lie with me.
Submitted by Bertram Kottmann
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