Delight in Disorder

Robert Herrick

 
A sweet disorder in the dresse
Kindles in cloathes a wantonnesse:
A Lawne about the shoulders thrown
Into a fine distraction:
An erring Lace, which here and there
Enthralls the Crimson Stomacher:
A Cuffe neglectfull, and thereby
Ribbands to flow confusedly:
A winning wave (deserving Note)
In the tempestuous petticote:
A careless shooe-string, in whose tye
I see a wilde civility:
Doe more bewitch me, then when Art
Is too precise in every part.
 

Poems by This Author

Corinna's Going a-Maying by Robert Herrick
Get up, get up for shame! The blooming morn
Grace For a Child by Robert Herrick
Here, a little child I stand
The Argument of His Book by Robert Herrick
I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers,
The Hag by Robert Herrick
The Hag is astride
To Anthea Who May Command Him Any Thing by Robert Herrick
Bid me to live, and I will live
To Blossoms by Robert Herrick
Fair pledges of a fruitful tree,
To Electra by Robert Herrick
I dare not ask to kiss
To Sylvia, To Wed by Robert Herrick
Let us, though late, at last, my Silvia, wed
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time by Robert Herrick
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Upon Julia's Clothes by Robert Herrick
Whenas in silks my Julia goes
Upon Shark by Robert Herrick
Shark, when he goes to any publick feast