Julia and Julie
Upon Julie’s Clothes is in response to the photo of the blue dress animated by the breath of life (photo referenced is by Scot Siegel) In form and language, it refers to Robert Herrick’s well-known poem, Upon Julia’s Clothes, a clever short poem which, if you read it as a schoolboy, you never forget.
Upon Julia’s Clothes
by Robert Herrick (English poet, 1591-1674)
Whenas in silks my Julia goes,
Then, then, methinks, how sweetly flows
That liquefaction of her clothes.
Next, when I cast mine eyes and see
That brave vibration each way free ;
O how that glittering taketh me !
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Upon Julie’s Clothes
By Ray Sharp
Whenas to the mall my Julie goes
And holds each dress in vamping pose,
Then, then, my love of shopping grows.
Next, when I see that bright blue dress
And venture boldly to caress,
Then less is more and more is best.