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Poem of the Day > 107. Farewell Love and all Thy Laws Forever - Sir Thomas Wyatt

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message 1: by Lee (new)

Lee Farewell Love and All Thy Laws Forever

Farewell love and all thy laws forever;
Thy baited hooks shall tangle me no more.
Senec and Plato call me from thy lore
To perfect wealth, my wit for to endeavour.
In blind error when I did persever,
Thy sharp repulse, that pricketh aye so sore,
Hath taught me to set in trifles no store
And scape forth, since liberty is lever.
Therefore farewell; go trouble younger hearts
And in me claim no more authority.
With idle youth go use thy property
And thereon spend thy many brittle darts,
For hitherto though I have lost all my time,
Me lusteth no longer rotten boughs to climb.

Sir Thomas Wyatt

message 2: by Lee (new)

Lee Poor old Sir Thomas - he may well have written a happy poem - but I haven't come across it yet. A beautiful and quietly sad poem

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Hilary | 2082 comments Poor soul

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