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Poem by Giles Fletcher the Elder


Licia Sonnets 52


O sugared talk, wherewith my thoughts do live!
O brows, love's trophy and my senses' shine!
O charming smiles, that death or life can give!
O heavenly kisses from a mouth divine!
O wreaths too strong, and trammels made of hair!
O pearls incloséd in an ebon pale!
O rose and lilies in a field most fair,
Where modest white doth make the red seem pale!
O voice whose accents live within my heart!
O heavenly hand that more than Atlas holds!
O sighs perfumed, that can release my smart!
O happy they whom in her arms she folds!
Now if you ask where dwelleth all this bliss,
Seek out my love and she will tell you this.



Giles Fletcher the Elder


Giles Fletcher the Elder's other poems:
  1. Licia Sonnets 43
  2. Licia Sonnets 44
  3. Licia Sonnets 10
  4. Licia Sonnets 12
  5. Licia Sonnets 20


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