Lips and Eyes. by Thomas Carew
IN Celia's face a question did arise,
Which were more beautiful, her lips or eyes ?
â€œ We,â€ said the eyes, â€œsend forth those pointed darts
Which pierce the hardest adamantine hearts.â€
â€œ From us,â€ repli'd the lips, â€œproceed those blisses
Which lovers reap by kind words and sweet kisses.â€
Then wept the eyes, and from their springs did pour
Of liquid oriental pearl a shower ;
Whereat the lips, moved with delight and pleasure,
Through a sweet smile unlock'd their pearly treasure
And bad Love judge, whether did add more grace
Weeping or smiling pearls to Celia's face.