Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(27 February 1807 – 24 March 1882 / Portland, Maine)

Rondel. (From Froissart)


Love, love, what wilt thou with this heart of mine?
Naught see I fixed or sure in thee!
I do not know thee,--nor what deeds are thine:
Love, love, what wilt thou with this heart of mine?
Naught see I fixed or sure in thee!

Shall I be mute, or vows with prayers combine?
Ye who are blessed in loving, tell it me:
Love, love, what wilt thou with this heart of mine?
Naught see I permanent or sure in thee!

Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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