Samuel Daniel

(1562 - 1620 / England)

Love Is A Sickness

Poem by Samuel Daniel

LOVE is a sickness full of woes,
   All remedies refusing;
A plant that with most cutting grows,
   Most barren with best using.
   Why so?

More we enjoy it, more it dies;
If not enjoy'd, it sighing cries--
   Heigh ho!

Love is a torment of the mind,
   A tempest everlasting;
And Jove hath made it of a kind
   Not well, nor full nor fasting.
   Why so?

More we enjoy it, more it dies;
If not enjoy'd, it sighing cries--
   Heigh ho!


Comments about Love Is A Sickness by Samuel Daniel

  • Kevin PatrickKevin Patrick (5/23/2019 1:55:00 PM)

    A plant that with most cutting grows,
    Most barren with best using.

    Cannot imagine a better simile then that for defining the magnitude of loves woes.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (5/23/2019 11:59:00 AM)

    More we enjoy it, more it dies;
    If not enjoy'd, it sighing cries-
    Heigh ho! a different view of a love experience. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (5/23/2019 9:44:00 AM)

    Love and art! ! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (5/23/2019 8:55:00 AM)

    A plant that with most cutting grows.........heigh ho......(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/23/2019 1:28:00 AM)

    love is a sickness!
    yeah; its medicine is only LOVE!(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (5/23/2019 12:16:00 AM)

    One of the best poems by Samuel Daniel.......................(Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/1/2016 11:56:00 AM)

    And why so is something which nobody could answer.(Report)Reply

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  • Kevin PatrickKevin Patrick (1/27/2015 7:21:00 PM)

    Sometimes the simplicity of the message is enough to speak volumes. A sumptuously apt work that I agree concurrently.(Report)Reply

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  • Rex Doreen (1/29/2014 7:13:00 PM)

    From Hymen's Triumph Act I The song of the first Chorus (right at the end)(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003



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