Luini in porcelain!
The grand piano
Utters a profane
Protest with her clear soprano.

The sleek head emerges
From the gold-yellow frock
As Anadyomene in the opening
Pages of Reinach.

Honey-red, closing the face-oval,
A basket-work of braids which seem as if they were
Spun in King Minos’ hall
From metal, or intractable amber;

The face-oval beneath the glaze,
Bright in its suave bounding-line, as,
Beneath half-watt rays,
The eyes turn topaz.

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  1. Sheryl Skoglund says:

    Luini in porcelain!
    The grand piano
    Utters a profane
    Protest with her clear soprano.

    The sleek head emerges
    From the gold-yellow frock. A new goddess is emerging with eyes of topaz and taking the place of the ancient one.

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