O blush not so! O blush not so

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O blush not so! O blush not so  (1818) 
by John Keats

Written probably on 31 January 1818. First published in 1883.

O blush not so! O blush not so!
   Or I shall think you knowing;
And if you smile, the blushing while,
   Then maidenheads are going.

There’s a blush for won’t, and a blush for shan’t,
   And a blush for having done it;
There’s a blush for thought, and a blush for nought,
   And a blush for just begun it.

O sigh not so! O sigh not so!
   For it sounds of Eve’s sweet pippin;
By those loosen’d hips, you have tasted the pips,
   And fought in an amorous nipping.

Will you play once more, at nice cut-core,
   For it only will last our youth out;
And we have the prime of the kissing time,
   We have not one sweet tooth out.

There’s a sigh for yes, and a sigh for no,
   And a sigh for I can’t bear it!
O what can be done? Shall we stay or run?
   O cut the sweet apple and share it!