On Certain Ladies by Alexander Pope

Alexander_Pope_circa_1736

Attributed to English painter Jonathan Richardson, c.1736 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

When other fair ones to the shades go down,
Still Chloë, Flavia, Delia, stay in town:
Those ghosts of beauty wand’ring here reside,
And haunt the places where their honour died.

Alexander Pope
1688–1744

Detritus by Russell Boyle

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About Russell Boyle

Russell Boyle is a mathematics teacher, writer, and poet. His poetry anthologies are titled The Beginning, Footprints and Loneliness. Russell is the author of the Year 7 to 8 Mathematics Short-Answer Tasks, the Year 7 to 10 Mathematics Multiple-Choice Tasks, the Year 9 to 10 Extended-Response Tasks, the solutions to the Year 12 VCAA Mathematics Exams and the Web-Programming For Beginners series of courses. Sample poems and questions may be downloaded from http://russellboyle.com
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