Go, Valentine Poem by Robert Southey

Go, Valentine

Rating: 2.9

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.

Susan Williams 19 February 2016

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

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Mahtab Bangalee 10 February 2019

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 10 February 2019


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Ratnakar Mandlik 19 February 2016

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

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Soumita Sarkar 19 February 2016

such a lovely lonely poem..... for a real love's by a true lover....

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Ahmed Gumaa 10 February 2019

It is a nice poem. Good selection.

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Khairul Ahsan 10 February 2019

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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Ratnakar Mandlik 10 February 2019

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

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Sylvia Frances Chan 10 February 2019

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!

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Adrian Flett 10 February 2019

A great sonnet of love

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Robert Southey

Robert Southey

Bristol / England
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