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Poem by Giles Fletcher the Elder


Licia Sonnets 12


I wish sometimes, although a worthless thing,
Spurred by ambition, glad to aspire,
Myself a monarch, or some mighty king,
And then my thoughts do wish for to be higher.
But when I view what winds the cedars toss.
What storms men feels that covet for renown,
I blame myself that I have wished my loss,
And scorn a kingdom, though it give a crown.
Ah Licia, though the wonder of my thought,
My heart's content, procurer of my bliss,
For whom a crown I do esteem as naught,
As Asia's wealth, too mean to buy a kiss!
Kiss me, sweet love, this favor do for me;
Then crowns and kingdoms shall I scorn for thee.



Giles Fletcher the Elder


Giles Fletcher the Elder's other poems:
  1. Licia Sonnets 25
  2. Licia Sonnets 20
  3. Licia Sonnets 16
  4. Licia Sonnets 39
  5. Licia Sonnets 30


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