Explore Poems GO!

Sonnet 11 - And Therefore If To Love Can Be Desert

Rating: 2.7

XI

And therefore if to love can be desert,
I am not all unworthy. Cheeks as pale
As these you see, and trembling knees that fail
To bear the burden of a heavy heart,—
This weary minstrel-life that once was girt
To climb Aornus, and can scarce avail
To pipe now 'gainst the valley nightingale
A melancholy music,—why advert

To these things? O Beloved, it is plain
Read More

READ THIS POEM IN OTHER LANGUAGES
COMMENTS OF THE POEM