John Wilbye

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

So Light Is Love - Poem by John Wilbye

So light is love, in matchless beauty shining,
When she revisits Cypris' hallow'd bowers,
Two feeble doves, harness'd in silken twining,
Can draw her chariot 'midst the Paphian flowers.
Lightness to love, how ill it fitteth,
So heavy on my heart, O! on my heart he sitteth.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 31, 2012

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