Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

To Oenone - Poem by Robert Herrick

WHAT conscience, say, is it in thee,
   When I a heart had one,
To take away that heart from me,
   And to retain thy own?

For shame or pity now incline
   To play a loving part;
Either to send me kindly thine,
   Or give me back my heart.

Covet not both; but if thou dost
   Resolve to part with neither,
Why, yet to show that thou art just,
   Take me and mine together!


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003



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