Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Or scorne or pity on me take,
I must the true relation make,
I am undone tonight.
Love, in a subtle Dreame disguised,
Hath both my heart and me surprised,
Whom never yet he durst attempt awake:

Nor will he tell me for whose sake
He did me the Delight
or Spight,
But leaves me to inquire
In all my wild desire
Of sleep again, who was his aid,
And sleepe so guiltie and afraid,
As since he dares not come within my sight.

Poem: Ben Johnson 1573 - 1637


dianne said...
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dianne said...

relation - to relate the truth

durst - dares (archaic spelling)

guiltie - guilty (archaic spelling)

spight - spite (archaic spelling)

cyberhostage said...

Me suspects that Ben Johnson may have been the first "metrosexual".

dianne said...

You might have something there cyberhostage, he certainly was a 'romantic' and very aware of how a woman felt. :) xoxo

puerileuwaite said...

I wonder if this guy moonlights as the Tooth Fairy ...

Anonymous said...

nice pic!

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dianne said...

Maybe Puggles my sweet,
but somehow I dont think he was thinking of teeth! ;) xoxoxox

Thanks /t., it is a nice pic,
I like the subtle creamy colour of the bud then the delicate white of the petals on the open flowers. :)

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Mayden' s Voyage said...

The phrase, "I am undone tonight"-
sigh...it strikes at the heart painfully, and the pain rings true again with "Dares not come within my sight."

Lovely and sad- it awakens something within me, as I suppose all good poetry should :)

Beautiful post~