Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Come live with me and be my love...

Yesterday, I shared one of my favorite poems about courage and strength. Today I'm going to share one of my faves on romance. I imagine lying in a field of daisies, thistles and sunflowers while my beloved speaks this to me. This poem is from Christopher Marlowe , playwright and poet of the 16th century, called The Passionate Shepard to His Love.


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.


Just makes my romantic heart sigh with pleasure. Hope you all enjoyed. Tomorrow, I'll be back with my last poem to close Poetry Month. It's a good one, I assure you.

As always, Sweet Dreams to you all.

9 comments:

Sarah said...

Beautiful. I love all the descriptive details.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Shall!

Thank you so much for the beautiful poem. Coming here I know I will find something special! Thank you so much! :o)

Smiles...

Beverly

Tea Time and Roses said...

Shell I cannot not believe I spelled your name wrong...I am so sorry my friend! :o)

Smiles...

Her Speak said...

So much beautiful imagery in this work! It's like being there: smelling the damp roses and experiencing those textures. Thank you for sharing it with us. :)

Much Joy and Many many Blissings!~*
Molly

Cheryl Lynn said...

This poem is soooooo beautiful. What a lovely sentiment. Makes the heart to sing a sweet and gracious melody.

Have a wonderful evening, my dear.

Holly said...

Shell:
I happened to see your sunny face and comment when I popped onto Molly's site to add my wish to hers.

I don't want you to think I am being forward or inappropriate, but I simply have to tell you that you are a beautiful woman and your smile...your smile makes one feel warm and cared for.

Thank you for sharing it with me today.

Namaste!

Genie Sea said...

*Swoon* This has been one of my favorite poems. Thank you for reminding me of it :)

Judy Hartman said...

How beautiful! I've heard this poem before, but not in its entirety. It is so lovely!!
Thank you for such a poetic journey this past month!

Nicole said...

wow! so beautiful. I love how powerful words can be.