THE LOVER DESPAIRING TO ATTAIN UNTO|
HIS LADY'S GRACE RELINQUISHETH THE
| HOSO list to hunt ? I
know where is
But as for me, alas ! I may no more,
The vain travail hath wearied me so sore ;
I am of them that furthest come behind.
Yet may I by no means my wearied mind
Draw from the deer ; but as she fleeth afore
Fainting I follow ; I leave off therefore,
Since in a net I seek to hold the wind.
Who list her hunt, I put him out of doubt
As well as I, may spend his time in vain !
And graven with diamonds in letters plain,
There is written her fair neck round about ;
' Noli me tangere ; for Cæsar's I am,
And wild for to hold, though I seem tame.'
Thought to be about Anne Boleyn, with whom
Wyatt had a relationship before the
became interested in her.
Noli me tangere,
"touch me not." ]
Audio reading ©2012 Anniina Jokinen:
To get the free Quicktime plugin, click here.
For the direct .MP3 file, click here.
Yeowell, James, Ed. The Poetical Works of Sir Thomas Wyatt.
London: George Bell and Sons, 1904. 19.
||to the Works of Sir Thomas Wyatt
Site copyright ©1996-2012 Anniina
Jokinen. All Rights Reserved.
Created by Anniina Jokinen
on August 25, 2000. Last updated January 16, 2012.
Anne Boleyn. Artist Unknown.
Hever Castle, Kent.