THE LOVER DESCRIBETH HIS BEING
STRICKEN WITH SIGHT
OF HIS LOVE.
1 Or, erring.
HE lively sparks that issue from those eyes, |
Against the which there vaileth no
Have pierced my heart, and done it none offence,
With quaking pleasure more than once or twice.
Was never man could any thing devise,
Sunbeams to turn with so great vehemence
To daze man's sight, as by their bright presence
Dazed am I ; much like unto the guise
Of one stricken with dint of lightning,
Blind with the stroke, and cying1 here and there :
So call I for help, I not2 when nor where,
The pain of my fall patiently bearing :
For straight after the blaze, as is no wonder,
Of deadly noise hear I the fearful thunder.
2 i.e. know not.
|Manuscript image from BL Egerton MS 2711, f. 32v.|
|Manuscript image from BL Add MS 17492, f. 36v.|
Yeowell, James, Ed. The Poetical Works of Sir Thomas Wyatt.
London: George Bell and Sons, 1904. 3.
|| to Sir Thomas Wyatt|
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