Giles Fletcher The Younger

(1588 - 1623 / Alderton, Suffolk)

Giles Fletcher The Younger Poems

1. A Description Of Mercy 10/21/2014
2. A Description Of Justice 10/21/2014
3. The Heavenly Jerusalem 1/1/2004
4. Christ's Triumph After Death (Excerpts) 1/1/2004
5. Wooing Song 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Giles Fletcher The Younger

Wooing Song

LOVE is the blossom where there blows
Every thing that lives or grows:
Love doth make the Heav'ns to move,
And the Sun doth burn in love:
Love the strong and weak doth yoke,
And makes the ivy climb the oak,
Under whose shadows lions wild,
Soften'd by love, grow tame and mild:
Love no med'cine can appease,
He burns the fishes in the seas:
Not all the skill his wounds can stench,
Not all the sea his fire can quench.
Love did make the bloody spear
Once a leavy coat to wear,
While in his leaves there shrouded lay
Sweet birds, for love that sing and ...

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