Your features need no vain disguise
to complement the beauty of their form:
a perfect nose enhancing piercing eyes,
a noble brow and mouth with molded chin
all framed in brown from lion crowns
with shaggy manes and princely ways.
Why add the growth above your mouth…
that curious sprout beneath your lips?
In truth they render precieux airs
-- superfluous to purest form--
and more disposed to foppish counts
from courts of Louis Treize ou Quatorze.
Yet even now
you are diminished
not a hairbreadth's distance
from your fairest self,