Sir William Davenant

(1606 - 1668 / England)

Poems of Sir William Davenant

1. Aubade 1/4/2003
2. Ladies In Arms 1/1/2004
3. Praise and Prayer 1/4/2003
4. The Coquet 1/1/2004
5. To a Mistress Dying 1/4/2003
6. Weep No More For What Is Past 1/1/2004

Ladies In Arms

LET us live, live! for, being dead,
The pretty spots,
Ribbons and knots,
And the fine French dress for the head,
No lady wears upon her
In the cold, cold bed of honour.
Beat down our grottos, and hew down our bowers,
Dig up our arbours, and root up our flowers;
Our gardens are bulwarks and bastions become;

[Hata Bildir]