One Perfect Rose
A single flow'r he sent me, since we met.
All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet-
One perfect rose.
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Dorothy Parker

The Perfect Poet
He says he is a perfect poet.
He lives alone, with his perfect mate.
& sometimes they don't even speak,
So perfectly do they 'communicate.'
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Erica Jong

Poems On Beauty
Beauty is truth's smile
when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.

Beauty is in the ideal of perfect harmony
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Rabindranath Tagore

Love Sonnet XXXV
I cannot find a fault in you; and yet
I think you are not perfect many ways.
I have seen lips more meet for maiden praise
And eyes less shadowed with a grey regret.
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Zora Bernice May Cross

The Perfect Playmate
Roger Charles Noel Bellingham. Before Ypres, March 4th, 1915

The Perfect Playmate, whither does he stray
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Katharine Tynan

A Perfect Woman Nobly Planned
(The man who wants the perfect wife should marry a
'stock-size.' She comes cheaper.-_London Chronicle_.)

Ah, Myrtilla, woe and dear me!
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Franklin Pierce Adams

Life's Tragedy
It may be misery not to sing at all,
And to go silent through the brimming day;
It may be misery never to be loved,
But deeper griefs than these beset the way.
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Paul Laurence Dunbar

Life’s Tragedy
It may be misery not to sing at all
And to go silent through the brimming day.
It may be sorrow never to be loved,
But deeper griefs than these beset the way.
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Paul Laurence Dunbar

Let me not mar that perfect Dream

Let me not mar that perfect Dream
By an Auroral stain
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Emily Dickinson

We Stopped At Perfect Days
We stopped at perfect days
and got out of the car.
The wind glanced at her hair.
It was as simple as that.
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Richard Brautigan

Here, Sailor
What ship, puzzled at sea, cons for the true reckoning?
Or, coming in, to avoid the bars, and follow the channel, a perfect pilot needs?
Here, sailor! Here, ship! take aboard the most perfect pilot,
Whom, in a little boat, putting off, and rowing, I, hailing you, offer.
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Walt Whitman

He Tells Of The Perfect Beauty
O cloud-pale eyelids, dream-dimmed eyes,
The poets labouring all their days
To build a perfect beauty in rhyme
Are overthrown by a woman's gaze
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William Butler Yeats

I do not know where either of us can turn
Just at first, waking from the sleep of each other.
I do not know how we can bear
The river struck by the gold plummet of the moon,
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Louise Bogan

The Perfect Wave
Dave McGunn was a surfin- bum, half-crazed by the blazin- sun.
From Waikiki to the Bering Sea, he rode -em one by one.
Now he hung offshore -bout a mile or more, out where the dolphins played,
And his wild eyes gleamed as he schemed and dreamed
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Shel Silverstein

Psalm 119 Part 7
Imperfection of nature, and perfection of scripture.

ver. 96, paraphrased.

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Isaac Watts

In Memoriam A. H. H. OBIIT MDCCCXXXIII: Part 024
And was the day of my delight
As pure and perfect as I say?
The very source and fount of Day
Is dash'd with wandering isles of night.
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Alfred Lord Tennyson

We Three Kings Of Orient Are
We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts, we traverse afar.
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.
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Rev. John Henry Hopkins

She Of The Dancing Feet Sings
And what would I do in heaven pray,
Me with my dancing feet?
And limbs like apple boughs that sway
When the gusty rain winds beat.
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Countee Cullen

Perfect Love
Beloved, those who moan of love's brief day
Shall find but little grace with me, I guess,
Who know too well this passion's tenderness
To deem that it shall lightly pass away,
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Archibald Lampman

All Is Truth
O ME, man of slack faith so long!
Standing aloof--denying portions so long;
Only aware to-day of compact, all-diffused truth;
Discovering to-day there is no lie, or form of lie, and can be none,
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Walt Whitman

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