Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Poem 24 Comments

Rating: 2.9
SOng made in lieu of many ornaments,
With which my loue should duly haue bene dect,
Which cutting off through hasty accidents,
Ye would not stay your dew time to expect,


Edmund Spenser
Kim Barney 19 November 2014
Rajnish Manga: Dude, you're talking to someone who died in 1599!
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John Richter 19 November 2014
Spelling is a bit hard to follow. Bene dect is completely beyond my understanding. Could it mean benefitted? I only wish I could say there is something redeeming here, but I shall probably never know. My only guess is that he chose to write a song for a lover instead of giving her a gift (ornament?) But I think she demanded an ornament instead? I'm lost
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Rajnish Manga 19 November 2014
Read your Poem No 24 and enjoyed it. The language, I think, is close to classical English. I wish you all the best. Regards.
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Dianne Crawford 19 November 2013
Good Poem! True Love!
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B.r. Ookeyl 19 November 2012
Superb...........! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Kevin Straw 19 November 2009
The key phrase in this poem is “Ye would not stay…” This poem is the poet’s revenge on a lady who would not stay although she could have. The song is “in lieu” of the ornaments she might have had (i.e. eternal songs to her beauty) and is as short as was her stay, which gave the poet a taste of the eternal love that might have been. In a modern context, the poet has met his date in the coffee shop, fallen in love with her, and she, not reciprocating his ardour, has made her excuses and left (perhaps have arranged for a friend to phone in the middle of the date to give her an excuse to leave if she felt it was not going well!) .
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Ramesh T A 19 November 2009
Poetry is better than ornaments to lure lady love by expressing good message! Poem of Spenser flows with best ideas nicely to last longer!
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Kay Devenish 19 November 2004
Profound, true too, love is as fragile as an ornament, I love the comparison, I wish I had thought of it.Great idea! Best wishes from Kay.
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