Richard Lovelace

(1618-1657 / London / England)

To His Fairest Valentine, Mrs. A.L. - Poem by Richard Lovelace

"Come, pretty birds, present your lays,
And learn to chaunt a goddess praise;
Ye wood-nymphs, let your voices be
Employ'd to serve her deity:
And warble forth, ye virgins nine,
Some music to my Valentine.

"Her bosom is love's paradise,
There is no heav'n but in her eyes;
She's chaster than the turtle-dove,
And fairer than the queen of love:
Yet all perfections do combine
To beautifie my Valentine.

"She's Nature's choicest cabinet,
Where honour, beauty, worth and wit
Are all united in her breast.
The graces claim an interest:
All virtues that are most divine
Shine clearest in my Valentine."


Comments about To His Fairest Valentine, Mrs. A.L. by Richard Lovelace

  • Baquee Billah Ahmed (9/28/2018 3:59:00 PM)


    Nice poem....................... (Report) Reply

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  • Murasaki Kitsune (9/28/2018 10:13:00 AM)


    Loved reading this poem, really makes me touch my softer side. hope for more to come Mr. Lovelace (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/28/2018 5:59:00 AM)


    She's Nature's choicest cabinet,
    Where honour, beauty, worth and wit
    Are all united in her breast............so touching and impressive. Beautiful poem.
    (Report) Reply

  • Adrian Flett (9/28/2018 4:05:00 AM)


    Poetry is a fine way to woe and praise (Report) Reply

  • Petals Azureblue (9/28/2018 3:57:00 AM)


    An amazing poem! ! ! ........ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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