As I Smile

Love among the Ruins, by Edward Coley Burne-Jones

Love among the Ruins *watercolour, bodycolour and gum arabic on paper *96.5 x 152.4 cm *ca. 1870 *signed b.l. with initials

I am wrapped in thought.
Singing harmonic poems
that on your beauty, turn.

These words float, they actually float.

Put the beginning at the end
and the end at the beginning.
Take nothing but my affection.