Sonnet 20

Album: All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu (2010)
  • A woman's face with nature's own hand painted
    Hast thou, the master mistress of my passion
    A woman's gentle heart but not acquainted
    With shifting change as is false women's fashion
    An eye more bright than theirs less false in rolling,
    Gilding the object whereupon it gazeth
    A man in hue all hues in his controlling
    Which steals men's eyes and women's souls amazeth
    And for a woman wert thou first created
    Till Nature as she wrought thee fell a-doting
    And by addition me of thee defeated
    By adding one thing to my purpose, nothing
    But since she prick'd thee out for women's pleasure
    Mine be thy love and thy love's use their treasure Writer/s: , TRADITIONAL, PD TRADITIONAL, RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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