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I Will Make Thee Beds Of Roses
Friday, June 13, 2014




 
Rosa 'Christopher Marlowe'
 Come live with me, and be my love;            
 And we will all the pleasures prove
 That hills and valleys, dales and fields,
 Woods, or steepy mountain yields.

And we will sit upon the 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 posies;
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 shepherd-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.

A Passionate Shepherd to His Love – Christopher Marlowe






     

Previous Posts
Develops Pearl And Weed

Roses, Iced Tea, Cookies & Cucumber Sandwiches

Lobb's Clitoria

Rosa 'Chapeau de Napoléon' - The Obverse Side

The Colour Of Skin - Part 2

Roman De La Rose

The Colour Of Skin

A Musician's Hand

Iris

Esmero & Dr. Pat Mc Geer



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