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

" To His Fairest Valentine Mrs. A. L.

Rating: 3.1


"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."
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 OF THE POEM
Bruce Meyerson 27 November 2012

cool, I liked it, just 2 long

8 4 Reply
Leesaan Robertson 13 April 2014

This is a nice poem! well done

7 5 Reply
Ramesh T A 27 November 2011

It's a beautiful poem by Richard Lovelace about his lady love who is more than heaven and more than above all a Nature's cabinet storing all blissful things of life in one!

9 2 Reply
Ratnakar Mandlik 27 November 2011

A marvellous poem wherein the poet reemphasizes the eternal truth that for a lover his lady love is the best, most virtuous and most beautiful.

8 2 Reply
Mawuena Eric 28 January 2014

she is chaster than a turtle-dove I enjoyed this line most

8 1 Reply
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Chinedu Dike 17 October 2021

Beautiful love poem nicely put together, lovely and very passionate.............

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Nabakishore Dash 17 October 2021

Last stanza is very enchanting

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