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

  • Sylvia Frances Chan (1/3/2018 6:56:00 PM)

    Such loveliest words from a CLASSIC Poet who became only 33 years young. A perfect choice as a CLASSIC POEM of The DAY! Milliards of Votes endlessly. CONGRATULATIONS for the Honored Decents of Lord John Wilmot. Sincerely from Sylvia Frances Chan, Dutch Poetess. (Report) Reply

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  • Debendra Majhi (1/3/2018 5:37:00 PM)

    intelligent selection of words, beautiful expression of feelings...overall a lovely piece! thank you post for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (1/3/2018 4:13:00 PM)

    Very beautifully written- -smooth as silk- -very effortless sounding. My only reservation is that it sounds to me like he is trying to shame the lady into reciprocating his love... which I suppose is just as valid a topic as any other. (Report) Reply

  • Jeanette Telusma (1/3/2018 12:05:00 PM)

    - - -For such a faithful, tender heart
    Can never break, can never break in vain.- - - A wonderful read.
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  • (1/3/2018 9:52:00 AM)

    You have shown the tender grandeur of your love, the endurance of your constancy so as not to let the labor of love be wasted.........very simply and beautifully expressed........thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (1/3/2018 8:09:00 AM)

    Some how reading the poem I didn’t feel it is written by a 17th century poet. The language is so much like modern language. Broken heart is always a popular theme. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/3/2018 7:51:00 AM)

    Nice flow and a great message, , , (Report) Reply

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

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

  • 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,
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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