Treasure Island

Henry VIII Tudor

(1491 - 1547 / London / England)

Green Groweth the Holly


Green groweth the holly,
So doth the ivy.
Though winter blasts blow never so high,
Green groweth the holly.
As the holly groweth green
And never changeth hue,
So I am, ever hath been,
Unto my lady true.
As the holly groweth green
With ivy all alone
When flowers cannot be seen
And greenwood leaves be gone,

Now unto my lady
Promise to her I make,
From all other only
To her I me betake.

Adieu, mine own lady,
Adieu, my special
Who hath my heart truly
Be sure, and ever shall.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: green, winter, alone, heart, flower

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Green Groweth the Holly by Henry VIII Tudor )

Enter the verification code :

  • Emily Oldham (6/21/2009 5:24:00 AM)

    So I am, ever hath been,
    Unto my lady true.
    I doubt Henry VIII kept these lines in mind for long! Lovely poem though (Report) Reply

  • Sue Lozynskyj (7/25/2007 3:30:00 AM)

    Wonder which of his many ladies he promised this to! Should you ever believe a poet? or a politician? or a king? (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Fragrance Of Knowledge, Edward Kofi Louis
  2. When you look at me, The Princess
  3. Regularly, Edward Kofi Louis
  4. Abominable, Edward Kofi Louis
  5. Kicking The Down And Out, Terence G. Craddock
  6. Wau Bulan Wau Bintang, Ismim Putera
  7. A Planet Of The Step-Mother, Muhammad Shanazar
  8. A Message Of Peace, Muhammad Shanazar
  9. Innocence, Muhammad Shanazar
  10. To Unite All, Edward Kofi Louis

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Burns

When biting Boreas, fell and doure,
Sharp shivers thro' the leafless bow'r;
When Phoebus gies a short-liv'd glow'r,
Far south the lift,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Pope

 
[Hata Bildir]