Lord John Wilmot

(1647 - 1680 / Oxfordshire / England)

Constancy - Poem by Lord John Wilmot

I cannot change, as others do,
Though you unjustly scorn;
Since that poor swain, that sighs for you
For you alone was born.
No, Phyllis, no, your heart to move
A surer way I'll try:
And to revenge my slighted love,
Will still love on, will still love on, and die.

When, kill'd with grief, Amyntas lies;
And you to mind shall call
The sighs that now unpitied rise;
The tears that vainly fall:
That welcome hour that ends this smart,
Will then begin your pain;
For such a faithful, tender heart
Can never break, can never break in vain.

Comments about Constancy by Lord John Wilmot

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (1/3/2017 5:01:00 PM)

    Will still love on,
    A lovely poem++++++++++++++++++++++ (Report) Reply

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  • Kayla Melchor (1/3/2017 11:55:00 AM)

    Kayla Melchor
    Very emotional and can get people into their feelings (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (1/3/2017 8:11:00 AM)

    tom allport
    it is good somethings never change because at least you know what you are getting. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (1/3/2017 8:04:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem with majestic flow and sweet rhyme. Liked it. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/3/2017 4:55:00 AM)

    Unjustly scorn! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Amar Agarwala (1/3/2017 4:22:00 AM)

    Compact, small and beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • Linet Sabastian (1/3/2017 2:40:00 AM)

    Well expressed and so touching. ''For such a faithful, tender heart -Can never break, can never break in vain''. (Report) Reply

  • (1/21/2016 9:54:00 AM)

    ......flows beautifully....especially like this line ★
    I cannot change, as others do,
    (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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