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Category: Funny Women Poems
       Classic humorous and funny poems for women, and about women. The good, the bad, and the lovely.


Beside a Primrose 'broider'd Rill
    Sat Phyllis Lee in Silken Dress
Whilst Lucius limn'd with loving skill
    Her likeness, as a Shepherdess.
Yet tho' he strove with loving skill
His Brush refused to work his Will.

"Dear Maid, unless you close your Eyes
    I cannot paint to-day," he said;
"Their Brightness shames the very Skies
    And turns their Turquoise into Lead."
Quoth Phyllis, then, "To save the Skies
And speed your Brush, I'll shut my Eyes."

Now when her Eyes were closed, the Dear,
    Not dreaming of such Treachery,
Felt a Soft Whisper in her Ear,
    "Without the Light, how can one See?"
"If you are sure that none can see
I'll keep them shut," said Phyllis Lee.

                                            Oliver Herford.

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