Sir Walter Raleigh

(1552 - 1618 / Devon / England)

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  • Philip Winchester (9/21/2009 6:46:00 AM)

    Be aware of When and Where and Why these words were written.
    Put yourself in the place of this Mighty figure fallen then from Grace,
    Should be so badly treated, but then his Poetic Seeds so planted then,
    should be going on Forever.

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Her Reply

IF all the world and love were young,
And truth in every shepherd's tongue,
These pretty pleasures might me move
To live with thee and be thy Love.

But Time drives flocks from field to fold;
When rivers rage and rocks grow cold;
And Philomel becometh dumb;
The rest complains of cares to come.

The flowers do fade, and wanton fields
To wayward Winter reckoning yields:
A honey tongue, a heart of gall,
Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's fall.

Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy beds of roses,
Thy cap, thy kirtle, and thy posies,
Soon break, ...

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The Lie

Go, soul, the body's guest,
Upon a thankless errand;
Fear not to touch the best;
The truth shall be thy warrant:
Go, since I needs must die,
And give the world the lie.

Say to the court, it glows
And shines like rotten wood;

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