James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 'Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl' 1864
Whistler, Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (1864, Tate)

 

I cannot see what pleasures
Or what pains were;
What pale new loves and treasures
New years will bear;
What beam will fall, what shower,
What grief or joy for dower;
But one thing knows the flower; the flower is fair.

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