Learn More

Samuel Daniel

(1562 - 1620 / England)

Sonnet IX: If This Be Love


If this be love, to draw a weary breath,
Paint on floods, till the shore, cry to th'air,
With downward looks still reading on the earth,
The sad memorials of my love's despair.
If this be love, to war against my soul,
Lie down to wail, rise up to sigh and grieve me,
The never-resting stone of care to roll,
Still to complain my griefs, and none relieve me.
If this be love, to clothe me with dark thoughts,
Haunting untrodden paths to wail apart,
My pleasures horror, music tragic notes,
Tears in my eyes, and sorrow at my heart.
If this be love, to live a living death,
O then love I and draw this weary breath.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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

Read poems about / on: despair, sorrow, music, war, sad, dark, death, love, heart, sonnet, rose

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 (Sonnet IX: If This Be Love by Samuel Daniel )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Sonnet II: My Heart Was Slain, Michael Drayton
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. I Am the Only Being Whose Doom, Emily Jane Brontë
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Ozymandias, Percy Bysshe Shelley

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. The Cry Of The Shadow, Bazi alis Subrata Ray
  2. He Knows No Hospital Gate, Mohamedkhadar Yussuf
  3. I LOST YOU, Sharen Suren
  4. the pleasure of old age, oskar hansen
  5. Reading Elizabeth Bishop's Poem 'One Art', Merton Lee
  6. Iron Road poem, As Fates Convolve, Sambanath Denis
  7. BEYOND DEATH, Michael P. Johnson
  8. Limerick-74, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  9. Paul Butters Clerihew One, Paul Butters
  10. Ricordare, Colm Keenan
[Hata Bildir]