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Giles Fletcher the Elder (Джайлз Флетчер Старший)


Licia Sonnets 26


I live, sweet love, whereas the gentle wind
Murmurs with sport in midst of thickest boughs,
Where loving woodbine doth the harbor bind,
And chirping birds do echo forth my vows;
Where strongest elm can scarce support the vine,
And sweetest flowers enameled have the ground;
Where Muses dwell; and yet hereat repine
That on the earth so rare a place was found.
But winds delight, I wish to be content;
I praise the woodbine, but I take no joy;
I moan the birds that music thus have spent;
As for the rest, they breed but mine annoy.
Live then, fair Licia, in this place alone;
Then shall I joy though all of these were gone.



Giles Fletcher the Elder's other poems:
  1. Licia Sonnets 40
  2. Licia Sonnets 50
  3. Licia Sonnets 36
  4. Licia Sonnets 14
  5. Licia Sonnets 21


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