Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

The Wounded Heart

Poem by Robert Herrick

Come, bring your sampler, and with art
Draw in't a wounded heart,
And dropping here and there;
Not that I think that any dart
Can make your's bleed a tear,
Or pierce it any where;
Yet do it to this end,--that I
May by
This secret see,
Though you can make
That heart to bleed, your's ne'er will ache
For me,


Comments about The Wounded Heart by Robert Herrick

  • Gordon M. Poole (10/23/2018 8:16:00 AM)

    This is a visual poem. As Giovanni Pozzi has pointed out, if you center the lasf five lines, they bleed a tear.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002