James Lister Cuthbertson

Here you will find the Poem Corona Inutilis of poet James Lister Cuthbertson

Corona Inutilis

I TWINED a wreath of heather white 
 To bind my lady?s hair, 
And deemed her locks in even light 
 Would well the burden bear; 
But when I saw the tresses brown, 
 And found the face so fair, 
I tore the wreath, and left the crown 
 Of beauty only there.