Delight in Disorder

…from the quills of dead white poets

 

Robert Herrick (1591 – 1674)

 

A sweet disorder in the dress

Kindness in clothes of wantonness:

A lawn about the shoulders thrown

Into a fine distraction,

An erring lace, which here and there

Enthrals the crimson stomacher,

A cuff neglectful, and thereby

Ribbands to flow confusedly,

A winning wave, deserving note,

In the tempestuous petticoat,

A careless shoe-string, in whose tie

I see a wild civility,

Do more bewitch me, than when art

is too precise in every part.

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