Learn More

Pierre de Ronsard


His Ladys Death


Twain that were foes, while Mary lived, are fled;
One laurel-crowned abides in heaven, and one
Beneath the earth has fared, a fallen sun,
A light of love among the loveless dead.
The first is Chastity, that vanquished
The archer Love, that held joint empery
With the sweet beauty that made war on me,
When laughter of lips with laughing eyes was wed.

Their strife the Fates have closed, with stern control,
The earth holds her fair body, and her soul
An angel with glad angels triumpheth;
Love has no more that he can do; desire
Is buried, and my heart a faded fire,
And for Death’s sake, I am in love with Death.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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

Read poems about / on: angel, laughter, war, death, beauty, fire, heaven, sun, light, love, heart, wedding

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 (His Ladys Death by Pierre de Ronsard )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  2. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. The Tiger, William Blake
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  7. When You Are Old, William Butler Yeats
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas
  10. A Smile To Remember, Charles Bukowski

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Jane Brontë

I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
I never caused a thought of gloom
A smile of joy since I was born

In secret pleasure - secret tears
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. 'Words', Katherine York
  2. Love, Baki Yigit
  3. Hopeless Romantic, Shane Clawson
  4. Firebird Sunset, Salvatore Ala
  5. Flicker, Jessica Paige Davies
  6. I will always return, Jessica Paige Davies
  7. They are my horses, Jessica Paige Davies
  8. HOW THEY ALL FALL, Terry Collett
  9. Caucus at the Parking Meter, Donal Mahoney
  10. A Small Something, Jessica Paige Davies
[Hata Bildir]