Sir Walter Raleigh

(1552 - 1618 / Devon / England)

The Silent Lover I - Poem by Sir Walter Raleigh

PASSIONS are liken'd best to floods and streams:
The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb;
So, when affection yields discourse, it seems
   The bottom is but shallow whence they come.
They that are rich in words, in words discover
That they are poor in that which makes a lover.


Comments about The Silent Lover I by Sir Walter Raleigh

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/8/2017 9:56:00 AM)


    They that are rich in words, in words discover
    That they are poor in that which makes a lover.
    Two nice lines. Thanks for the sharing.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/8/2017 8:57:00 AM)


    Floods and streams of Love! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Lantz Pierre (9/8/2017 1:50:00 AM)


    A verse of warning for all the silver-tongued poets hoping to seduce the fair maiden with their craftily chosen words. And the moral of the story is: Better to use your sword! (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (9/8/2017 1:30:00 AM)


    Such an interesting poem. Thanks for posting here... (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (9/8/2017 12:35:00 AM)


    Perfect picture of a true lover. Amazingly beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003



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