Martin Peerson

(1571-1651 / England)

Can a Maid That Is Well Bred


Can a maid that is well bred,
Hath a blush so lovely red,
Modest looks, wise, mild, discreet,
And a nature passing sweet,
Break her promise, untrue prove,
On a sudden change her love,
Or be won e'er to neglect
Him to whom she vow'd respect?

Such a maid, alas, I know.
Oh that weeds 'mongst corn should grow,
Or a rose should prickles have,
Wounding where she ought to save!
I that did her parts extol,
Will my lavish tongue control.
Outward parts do blind the eyes,
Gall in golden pills oft lies.

Reason wake, and sleep no more,
Land upon some safer shore;
Think on her and be afraid
Of a faithless fickle maid.
Of a faithless flckle maid
Thus true love is still betray'd.
Yet it is some ease to sing
That a maid is light of wing.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: respect, change, nature, rose, sleep, red, light, love

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Can a Maid That Is Well Bred by Martin Peerson )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Entrails, michael walkerjohn
  2. Bad luck and story, hasmukh amathalal
  3. 1 [Tears] (Neverending Poetry - Personal.., Lenny Orlando Camacho
  4. You're The Best..., Almedia Knight Oliver
  5. Only In My Dreams (Regional Korea), Ronald Chapman
  6. Being Realistic, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  7. Countless tears., Marcondes Pereira
  8. Unrest Soul: Dark minds, Onyekachukwu Vincent Onyeche
  9. me &the dragon, gordon nosworthy
  10. A Free Mind, RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Poem of the Day

poet John Clare

I love to see the old heath's withered brake
Mingle its crimpled leaves with furze and ling,
While the old heron from the lonely lake
Starts slow and flaps its melancholy wing,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Grace Paley

 

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Acquainted with the Night, Robert Frost
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  10. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]