John Wilbye

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

Of Joys And Pleasing Pains - Poem by John Wilbye

Of joys and pleasing pains I late went singing,
O joys with pains! O pains with joys consenting!
And little thought as then of now repenting;
But now think of my then sweet bitter stinging,
All day long I my hands, alas! go wringing,
The baleful notes of which, my sad tormenting,
Are ruth and moan, frights, sobs, and loud lamenting,
From hills and dales, in my dull ears still ringing.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 31, 2012

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