Friday, August 11, 2017

How Many Lictors?


FreeThinke said...

_________ SONG _________

Go and catch a falling star,
___ Get with child a mandrake root,
Tell me where all past years are,
___ Or who cleft the devil's foot,
Teach me to hear mermaids singing,
Or to keep off envy's stinging,
_________ And find
_________ What wind
Serves to advance an honest mind.

If thou be'st born to strange sights,
___ Things invisible to see,
Ride ten thousand days and nights,
___ Till age snow white hairs on thee,
Thou, when thou return'st, wilt tell me,
All strange wonders that befell thee,
_________ And swear,
_________ No where
Lives a woman true, and fair.

If thou find'st one, let me know,
___ Such a pilgrimage were sweet;
Yet do not, I would not go,
___ Though at next door we might meet;
Though she were true, when you met her,
And last, till you write your letter,
_________ Yet she
_________ Will be
False, ere I come, to two, or three.

~ John Donne (1572-1631)

Thersites said...

Oh, yea of little faith... ;)