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Christopher Marlowe > The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

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Jonathan Moran | 95 comments Mod
Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove,
That Valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountain yields.

And we will sit upon the Rocks,
Seeing the Shepherds feed their flocks,
By shallow Rivers to whose falls
Melodious birds sing Madrigals.

And I will make thee beds of Roses
And a thousand fragrant posies,
A cap of flowers, and a kirtle
Embroidered all with leaves of Myrtle;

A gown made of the finest wool
Which from our pretty Lambs we pull;
Fair lined slippers for the cold,
With buckles of the purest gold;

A belt of straw and Ivy buds,
With Coral clasps and Amber studs:
And if these pleasures may thee move,
Come live with me, and be my love.

The Shepherds’ Swains shall dance and sing
For thy delight each May-morning:
If these delights thy mind may move,
Then live with me, and be my love.


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Gregg | 1 comments Ian McKellan's "Richard III" (as I'm sure most of you know) resets the famous play in a dystopian England ruled by the House of York and eventually overcome by Lancaster, with obvious Nazi references. The beginning of the film features a rendition of this poem set to music composed by Trevor Jones. Works well. Just throwing it out there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHczd...


message 3: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Moran | 95 comments Mod
Gregg wrote: "Ian McKellan's "Richard III" (as I'm sure most of you know) resets the famous play in a dystopian England ruled by the House of York and eventually overcome by Lancaster, with obvious Nazi referenc..."

I enjoyed this. Poems used to be called songs. I think that music, in whatever forms it is presented to us, has replaced poetry in our culture. It is nice to hear one of the old voices set to music. This is well done!


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