Sir Philip Sidney

(1554 - 1586 / Kent / England)

The Bargain - Poem by Sir Philip Sidney

MY true love hath my heart, and I have his,
   By just exchange one for another given:
I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss,
   There never was a better bargain driven:
   My true love hath my heart, and I have his.

His heart in me keeps him and me in one,
   My heart in him his thoughts and senses guides:
He loves my heart, for once it was his own,
   I cherish his because in me it bides:
   My true love hath my heart, and I have his.


Comments about The Bargain by Sir Philip Sidney

  • Dddddd Ssssssssssss (9/28/2016 9:26:00 AM)

    that is realy good poem
    actualy i real shocked that no comment for this lovely poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (4/10/2016 3:40:00 PM)


    Now that is the way love should conducted- I have his heart instead of mine and he has mine instead of his. That arrangement would certainly put a lot more emphasis on the quality of a person's interior and a whole lot less on his or her outward gorgeousness. (Report) Reply

  • (10/12/2009 3:59:00 PM)


    This was one of Jackie Onassis's favorite poems, according to her daughter, Caroline. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003



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