Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pastorale






The Passionate Lover to his Lady 

Come live with me and be my love, 

And we will all the pleasures prove 

That valleys, groves,

hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields. 

How sweet this love poem that speaks so eloquently of the for his lady, especially in the mornings of May... Im inspired to create a pastorale tone on my mantel which bespeaks of the shepherd's heartfelt soliloquy..

And we will sit upon rocks,

Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks,

By shallow rivers to whose falls 

Melodious birds sing madrigals.


And I will make thee beds of roses

And a thousand fragrant poises,

A cap of flowers, and a kirtle

Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle;

A gown made of the finest wool 

Which from our pretty lambs we pull; 

Fair lined slippers for the cold,

With buckles of the purest gold;

A belt of straw and ivy buds,

With coral clasps and amber studs; 

And if these pleasures may thee move, 

Come live with me, and be my love.

The shepherds's swains shall dance and sing 

For thy delight each May morning:

If these delights thy mind may move,
Then live with me and be my love. Christopher Marlowe 

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