John Lyly

(1554 - November 1606 / Kent, England)

Cupid and My Campaspe


Cupid and my Campaspe played
At cards for kisses;
Cupid paid.
He stakes his quiver, bow, and arrows,
His mother's doves and team of sparrows,
Loses them too; then down he throws
The coral of his lip, the rose
Growing on's cheek (but none knows how),
With these the crystal of his brow,
And then the dimple of his chin:
All these did my Campaspe win.
At last he set her both his eyes;
She won, and Cupid blind did rise.
O Love! has she done this to thee?
What shall, alas, become of me?

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Form:


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

Read poems about / on: rose, mother, kiss, lost

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 (Cupid and My Campaspe by John Lyly )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. If, Rudyard Kipling
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Tonight I can write the saddest lines, Pablo Neruda
  6. Ranga Duniya ne Dkhaya hai Nirala, Kumar Vishwas
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  9. Television, Roald Dahl
  10. A Poison Tree, William Blake

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass, --
The finger-points look through like rosy blooms:
Your eyes smile peace. The pasture gleams and glooms
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Escaping Home, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. Enjoying Conversations, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. How Long A Breath of Moment Be...(r), Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  4. Communicating Through Talent, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. Moments Of Refreshing Writing, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. God., Th@ We N0t, sEaN nOrTh
  7. only Dfence against a rhythm - Boi, sEaN nOrTh
  8. Snuggle 2, Michael P. McParland
  9. ROAD FROM PARIS 1970, Terry Collett
  10. '' O '', Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
[Hata Bildir]