John Wilbye

(7 March 1574 - September 1638 / Brome, Suffolk)

As Matchless Beauty - Poem by John Wilbye

As matchless beauty thee a Phoenix proves,
Fair Leonilla, so thy sour-sweet loves.
For when young Acon's eye thy proud heart tames,
Thou diest in him, and livest in my flames.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 31, 2012

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