Learn More

Charles Stuart Calverley

(22 December 1831 – 17 February 1884 / Martley, Worchestershire)

Love


1 Canst thou love me, lady?
2 I've not learn'd to woo:
3 Thou art on the shady
4 Side of sixty too.
5 Still I love thee dearly!
6 Thou hast lands and pelf:
7 But I love thee merely
8 Merely for thyself.

9 Wilt thou love me, fairest?
10 Though thou art not fair;
11 And I think thou wearest
12 Someone-else's hair.
13 Thou could'st love, though, dearly:
14 And, as I am told,
15 Thou art very nearly
16 Worth thy weight, in gold.

17 Dost thou love me, sweet love?
18 Tell me that thou dost!
19 Women fairly beat one,
20 But I think thou must.
21 Thou art loved so dearly:
22 I am plain, but then
23 Thou (to speak sincerely)
24 Art as plain again.

25 Love me, bashful fairy!
26 I've an empty purse:
27 And I've 'moods,' which vary;
28 Mostly for the worse.
29 Still, I love thee dearly:
30 Though I make (I feel)
31 Love a little queerly,
32 I'm as true as steel.

33 Love me, swear to love me
34 (As, you know, they do)
35 By yon heaven above me
36 And its changeless blue.
37 Love me, lady, dearly,
38 If you'll be so good;
39 Though I don't see clearly
40 On what ground you should.

41 Love me -- ah or love me
42 Not, but be my bride!
43 Do not simply shove me
44 (So to speak) aside!
45 P'raps it would be dearly
46 Purchased at the price;
47 But a hundred yearly
48 Would be very nice.

Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2001

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

Read poems about / on: fairy, women, hair, heaven, love, woman

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 (Love by Charles Stuart Calverley )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. A Little Light, Carolyn Brunelle
  6. Beautiful Inside, Paul Holmes
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  9. I Knew a Woman, Theodore Roethke
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Aristotole's Abstract Acrostical {X 1 to.., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  2. W h i t e n o i s e..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  3. Of The Nurturing..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  4. Of Respect To The Rose...(r), Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  5. Shethar, Edward Kofi Louis
  6. Seer's See Suns' Shadow as Seven Seals S.., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  7. The Bishop & The Crucifer {Prose}...(r), Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  8. Come Out, Edward Kofi Louis
  9. An Idiot's Painkiller Song, Joseph Archer
  10. Beware..., Dr John Celes
[Hata Bildir]