John Lyly

(1554 - November 1606 / Kent, England)

Oh, For a Bowl of Fat Canary


Oh, for a bowl of fat Canary,
Rich Palermo, sparkling Sherry,
Some nectar else, from Juno's dairy;
Oh, these draughts would make us merry!

Oh, for a wench (I deal in faces,
And in other daintier things);
Tickled am I with her embraces,
Fine dancing in such fairy rings.

Oh, for a plump fat leg of mutton,
Veal, lamb, capon, pig, and coney;
None is happy but a glutton,
None an ass but who want money.

Wines indeed and girls are good,
But brave victuals feast the blood;
For wenches, wine, and lusty cheer,
Jove would leap down to surfeit here.

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: fairy, money, happy, dance, girl

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 (Oh, For a Bowl of Fat Canary by John Lyly )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. ये ख़ामोशी के अफ़साने, Jaideep Joshi
  2. ये ख़ामोशी के अफ़साने, Jaideep Joshi
  3. Red, cadance cunningham
  4. In Emily Dickinson's Poetry, Steve Lang
  5. Shall we dance?, kolawole ogunfowokan
  6. Squirrel, gajanan mishra
  7. Democrats, Aftab Alam
  8. Light Fingers, Ron Slate
  9. Vasiyet, Muzaffer Akin
  10. The Demise of Camembert, Ron Slate

Poem of the Day

poet Charles Stuart Calverley

He stood, a worn-out City clerk —
Who'd toil'd, and seen no holiday,
For forty years from dawn to dark —
Alone beside Caermarthen Bay.
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. In Flanders Field, John McCrae

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]