(Keats’s young lover as portrayed by Abbie Cornish in the film Bright Star)
Fanny had a face full of character
and gave true love.
She held inside her borders
plum ripe fullness—
dark warm red with an
infrequent smile that lit
when it came, poised, not bent,
for life’s harmony, a destiny
she could not see with
amber eyes aglow but would
in latter days accommodate.
At ease and gifted with details,
she saw, without, a world whole.
Loyal to her family, she stayed,
walked the fields afterward,
to the very end, a heart full
of knowing she, alone,
had the only thing
From Allan Cox’s collection, “Cool in the Shade.”Copyright© 2009, all rights reserved.
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