Oriental poems : "Lips and Eyes"
Incognito portrait : Doris Izvernariu, Madrid 2017 Jul. Photo&Photoshop by : Me
"In Celia's face a question did arise,
Which were more beautiful, her lips or eyes ?
“ We,” said the eyes, “send forth those pointed darts
Which pierce the hardest adamantine hearts. ”
“ From us,” repli'd the lips, “proceed those blisses
Which lovers reap by kind words and sweet kisses.
” Then wept the eyes, and from their springs did pour
Of liquid oriental pearl a shower ;
Whereat the lips, moved with delight and pleasure,
Through a sweet smile unlock'd their pearly treasure
And bad Love judge, whether did add more grace
Weeping or smiling pearls to Celia's face.! by Thomas Carew