Benjamin Jonson

(1572 - 1637)

Song To Celia - Poem by Benjamin Jonson

Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup,
And I'll not look for wine.
The thirst that from the soul doth rise
Doth ask a drink divine;
But might I of Jove's nectar sup,
I would not change for thine.

I sent thee late a rosy wreath,
Not so much honouring thee
As giving it a hope, that there
It could not withered be.
But thou thereon didst only breathe,
And sent'st it back to me;
Since when it grows, and smells, I swear,
Not of itself, but thee.


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  • (10/5/2008 1:01:00 AM)


    the best poem i can ever read...... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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