Robert Southey

(1774 - 1843 / Bristol / England)

Go, Valentine - Poem by Robert Southey

Go, Valentine, and tell that lovely maid
Whom fancy still will portray to my sight,
How here I linger in this sullen shade,
This dreary gloom of dull monastic night;
Say, that every joy of life remote
At evening's closing hour I quit the throng,
Listening in solitude the ring-dome's note,
Who pours like me her solitary song;
Say, that of her absence calls the sorrowing sigh;
Say, that of all her charms I love to speak,
In fancy feel the magic of her eye,
In fancy view the smile illume her cheek,
Court the lone hour when silence stills the grove,
And heave the sigh of memory and of love.


Comments about Go, Valentine by Robert Southey

  • (2/10/2019 10:44:00 PM)

    It is a nice poem. Good selection. (Report)Reply

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  • Khairul Ahsan (2/10/2019 10:11:00 PM)

    As I was reading this piece of Robert Southey's sonnet, an English poet who lived during 1774-1843, I was wondering how the thoughts of a valentine were nurtured in the heart then, as against now!
    A marvelous poem that gets 10/10 from me.
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  • (2/10/2019 8:31:00 AM)

    Ans heave the sigh of memory and love. Marvelous conceptualization has made this poem marvelous and a pleasure to read. (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (2/10/2019 7:47:00 AM)

    In the era of this poet, the young man did not dare to speak to the young girl himself.He philosophized about her, but in the end he did not know her yet, and even not introduced yet to the girl. What a time! The poet's sonnet has proven that. Very nice sonnet, bit mysterious and exciting of course. CONGRATS as The Classic Poem Of The Day! (Report)Reply

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  • Adrian Flett (2/10/2019 3:15:00 AM)

    A great sonnet of love (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (2/10/2019 3:06:00 AM)

    lovely valentine POEM-
    Court the lone hour when silence stills the grove,
    And heave the sigh of memory and of love.
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    Sylvia Frances Chan(2/10/2019 7:44:00 AM)

    A SONNET, MB

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  • Ramesh T A (2/10/2019 12:58:00 AM)

    Smiling cheek with magical eye who can miss to love indeed! I heave a sigh relief! (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (2/10/2019 12:40:00 AM)

    This is a great poem of love and feelings. A nice poem motivates mind and allows us to think about beauty of Valentine's Day. Love goes rightly and says nice things to lovely maid. Sigh of memory of love blooms here. (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (2/19/2016 11:51:00 PM)

    This sonnet yearns for its lady love and heaves its lonely deep sighs just about every line (Report)Reply

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  • Soumita Sarkar (2/19/2016 11:03:00 PM)

    such a lovely lonely poem..... for a real love's by a true lover.... (Report)Reply

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  • (2/19/2016 9:54:00 PM)

    The messenger Valentine is a fantastic imagery employed in this beautifully conceived poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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