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Church Clothes

A Cento inspired by the work of Robert Herrick

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Away with silks, sewn and drawn,

Garments made by those renowned,

I dress with integrity,

Not in fancy drapery.


Garments lasting evermore,

Simple style’s ambassador,

Neither tettar,* time, or moth,

Shall alter my mind or cloth.


No consequence shall I fear,

From my humble Sunday wear.



*Tettar, scab




Beverly is often inspired to create poems, such as “Church Clothes,” which combines her original verse and words from established poetry, in the public domain, such as that of Robert Herrick:

Clothes Do But Cheat and Cozen Us”

https://public-domain-poetry.com/robert-herrick/clothes-do-but-cheat-and-cozen-us-18843

Clothes For Continuance

https://public-domain-poetry.com/robert-herrick/clothes-for-continuance-19652

Clothes Are Conspirators

https://public-domain-poetry.com/robert-herrick/clothes-are-conspirators-19181




Church Clothes

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