William Byrd

(1543 - 1623 / England)

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  • dalene (5/30/2018 12:22:00 PM)

    quite good, but needs to improve a bit, though the poems are soooooooooooo good.....
    thanks a lot for also teaching me new things

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  • Sami Amusan (1/2/2008 10:08:00 AM)

    can u please take a look at some of my poems it would be much appreciated im only 13 and no one looks at them

Best Poem of William Byrd

The Faithless Shepherdess

WHILE that the sun with his beams hot
   Scorched the fruits in vale and mountain,
Philon the shepherd, late forgot,
   Sitting beside a crystal fountain
   In shadow of a green oak tree,
   Upon his pipe this song play'd he:
Adieu, Love, adieu, Love, untrue Love!
Untrue Love, untrue Love, adieu, Love!
Your mind is light, soon lost for new love.

So long as I was in your sight
   I was your heart, your soul, your treasure;
And evermore you sobb'd and sigh'd ...

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