John Wilbye

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

What Needeth All This Travail? - Poem by John Wilbye

What needeth all this travail and turmoiling
Shortening the life's pleasure
To seek this far-fetched treasure
In those hot climates under Phoebus broiling?

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 31, 2012

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