Robert Greene (1560-1592 / England)
Cupid Abroad Was Lated
CUPID abroad was lated in the night,
His wings were wet with ranging in the rain;
Harbor he sought, to me he took his flight
To dry his plumes. I heard the boy complain:
I oped the door and granted his desire,
I rose myself, and made the wag a fire.
Looking more narrow by the fire's flame,
I spied his quiver hanging by his back.
Doubting the boy might my misfortune frame,
I would have gone, for fear of further wrack;
But what I drad did me, poor wretch, betide,
For forth he drew an arrow from his side.
He pierced the quick, and I began to start,
A pleasing wound but that it was too high;
His shaft procured a sharp yet sugared smart.
Away he flew, for why is wings were dry;
But left the arrow sticking in my breast,
That sore I grieved I welcomed such a guest.
Poet Other Poems
- Cupid Abroad Was Lated
- Farewell to Folly
- Maesia's Song
- Menaphon: Sephesta's Song to her Child
- Sephestia's Lullaby
- Sweet are the Thoughts that Savour of Co...
- The Description Of Sir Geoffrey Chaucer
- The Shepherd's Wife's Song
- Weep Not, My Wanton
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.