Ben Jonson

(11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637 / London / England)

I: Why I Write Not To Love - Poem by Ben Jonson

Some act of
Love's
bound to reherse,
I thought to bind him, in my verse:
Which when he felt, Away (quoth he)
Can Poets hope to fetter me?
It is enough, they once did get
Mars, and my
Mother
, in their net:
I weare not these my wings in vaine.
With which he fled me: and againe,
Into my rimes could ne're be got
By any art. Then wonder not,
That since, my numbers are so cold,
When
Love
is fled, and I grow old.


Comments about I: Why I Write Not To Love by Ben Jonson

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Friday, April 9, 2010



[Report Error]