Sir John Suckling

(1606-1642)

The Constant Lover - Poem by Sir John Suckling

Out upon it, I have lov'd
Three whole days together;
And am like to love three more,
If it prove fair weather.

Time shall molt away his wings
Ere he shall discover
In such whole wide world again
Such a constant lover.

But the spite on't is, no praise
Is due at all to me:
Love with me had made no stays
Had it any been but she.

Had it any been but she
And that very face,
There had been at least ere this
A dozen dozen in her place.


Comments about The Constant Lover by Sir John Suckling

  • Sanjukta Sahoo (9/5/2017 1:19:00 PM)


    Time shall molt away his wings
    Ere he shall discover
    In such whole wide world again
    Such a constant lover.

    Nicely penned.
    Thanks poet.
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  • Sabita Sahoo (9/5/2017 11:45:00 AM)


    Had it any been but she
    And that very face,
    There had been at least ere this
    A dozen dozen in her place.
    Beautifully penned.
    Thanks poet.
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (9/5/2017 9:59:00 AM)


    Such a nice poetry. Enjoyed its flow and emotion in it. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Pratik Rajani (9/5/2017 8:23:00 AM)


    well written
    check out my poem sun and planet
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/5/2017 4:50:00 AM)


    Beautifully penned on constant lover. Thanks and congratulations to his soul for the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Anita Aparajita Das (9/5/2017 4:47:00 AM)


    Time shall molt away his wings
    Ere he shall discover
    In such whole wide world again
    Such a constant lover.

    Nice poem.
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (9/5/2017 1:36:00 AM)


    Reminds me of the song CHAIN OF LOVE popularized by JOURNEY..... (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (9/5/2017 12:55:00 AM)


    A constant lover pays a rich tribute to true love which more than anything else values the presence of the beloved. Thanks a lot. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (9/5/2017 12:31:00 AM)


    Sir John, appears to be a philanderer at heart. Whilst he was so busy he forgot to sharpen his quill. (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/5/2017 12:26:00 AM)


    Time shall molt away his wings
    Ere he shall discover
    In such whole wide world again
    Such a constant lover.

    Beautiful poem of hopes and infatuations growing together.
    Thanks poet for the sharing.
    10 for it.
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  • (3/4/2017 10:44:00 PM)


    Wonderful chains of infatuations. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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