Members Who Read Most Number Of Poems

Live Scores

Click here to see the rest of the list

(1460 - 1522 / Scotland)

What do you think this poem is about?

For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc.

To a Lady

SWEET rois of vertew and of gentilness,
Delytsum lily of everie lustynes,
   Richest in bontie and in bewtie clear,
   And everie vertew that is wenit dear,
Except onlie that ye are mercyless

Into your garth this day I did persew;
There saw I flowris that fresche were of hew;
   Baith quhyte and reid most lusty were to seyne,
   And halesome herbis upon stalkis greene;
Yet leaf nor flowr find could I nane of rew.

I doubt that Merche, with his cauld blastis keyne,
Has slain this gentil herb, that I of mene;
   Quhois piteous death dois to my heart sic paine
   That I would make to plant his root againe,--
So confortand his levis unto me bene.

Submitted: Saturday, January 04, 2003


Read poems about / on: death, heart

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 (To the City of London by William Dunbar )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

People who read William Dunbar also read

Top 500 Poems

[Hata Bildir]