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Art With Matching Poetry — Lily Rose

Ye Shepherds Tell Me, song composed and arranged by Joseph Mazzinghi (1765-1844)

Ye Shepherds tell me, tell me have you seen, have you seen my Flora pass this way? In shape and feature beauty’s queen. In pastoral, in pastoral array.

Shepherds tell me, tell me have you seen, have you seen my Flora pass this way? Have you seen, tell me Shepherds have you seen, tell me have you seen my Flora pass this way.

A wreath around her head, around her head she wore carnation, lilly, lilly, rose; and in her hand a crook she bore, and sweets her breath compose.

Shepherds tell me, tell me have you seen, have you seen my Flora pass this way? Have you seen, tell me Shepherds have you seen, tell me have you seen my Flora pass this way.

The beauteous, the beauteous wreath that decks, that decks her head, forms her description, her description true. Hands lily white, lips crimson red, and cheeks of rosy, rosy hue.

Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent, 1885-1886

One Response to “Art With Matching Poetry — Lily Rose”

  1. Carolina Says:

    Beautiful!

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