John Wilbye

(7 March 1574 - September 1638 / Brome, Suffolk)

I Sung Sometimes - Poem by John Wilbye

I sung sometimes my thoughts’ and fancy's pleasure,
Where then I list, or time serv’d best and leisure,
While Daphne did invite me
To supper once, and drank to me to spite me.
I smil’d, yet still did doubt her,
And drank where she had drank before, to flout her.
But oh while I did eye her,
My eyes drank love, my lips drank burning fire.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 31, 2012



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