A bracelet of bright hair about the bone

……and Jane came by with a lock of your hair…”
–>   John Donne’ in “The Relic” (1633)  spoke about  “a bracelet of bright hair about the bone”

The Relic 

When my grave is broke up again

Some second guest to entertain,

(For graves have learn’d that woman head,

To be to more than one a bed)

And he that digs it, spies

A bracelet of bright hair about the bone,

Will he not le us alone,

And think that there a loving couple lies,

Who thought that this device might be some way

To make their souls, at the last busy day,

Meet at this grave, and make a little stay?

 

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