John Wilbye

(7 March 1574 - September 1638 / Brome, Suffolk)

Thou Art But Young, Thou Say’st - Poem by John Wilbye

Thou art but young, thou say’st,
And love’s delight thou weigh’st not.
Oh! take time while thou may’st,
Lest, when thou would’st, thou may’st not.
If love shall then assail thee,
A double, double anguish will torment thee.
And thou wilt wish, but wishes all will fail thee.
Oh! me that I were young again! And so repent thee.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 31, 2012



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