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    John Keats - O Blush Not So!


    by poetictouch

    John Keats - O Blush Not So! - Read by Douglas Hodge

    O Blush Not So!
    John Keats (1795-1821)

    O blush not so! O blush not so!
    Or I shall think you knowing;
    And if you smile, the blushing while,
    Then maidenheads are going.

    There's a blush for won't, and a blush for shan't,
    And a blush for having done it;
    There's a blush for thought, and a blush for nought,
    And a blush for just begun it.

    O sigh not so! O sigh not so!
    For it sounds of Eve's sweet pippin;
    By those loosen'd hips, you have tasted the pips,
    And fought in an amorous nipping.

    Will you play once more at nice-cut-core,
    For it only will last our youth out,
    And we have the prime of the kissing time,
    We have not one sweet tooth out.

    There's a sigh for yes, and a sigh for no,
    And a sigh for I can't bear it!
    O what can be done, shall we stay or run?
    O cut the sweet apple and share it!