by Robert Herrick
I'M sick of love, O let me lie
Under your shades to sleep or die !
Either is welcome, so I have
Or here my bed, or here my grave.
Why do you sigh, and sob, and keep
Time with the tears that I do weep ?
Say, have ye sense, or do you prove
What crucifixions are in love ?
I know ye do, and that's the why
You sigh for love as well as I.
Simon de Vlieger (1601-1653).
Landscape with River and Trees.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 197-198.
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