Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, PLEASURE MIXED WITH PAIN, by THOMAS WYATT



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PLEASURE MIXED WITH PAIN, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Venomous thorns that are so sharp and keen
Last Line: Since every woe is joined with some wealth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Variant Title(s): Epigram: 7
Subject(s): Flowers; Health


Venomous thorns that are so sharp and keen
Sometime bear flowers fair and fresh of hue;
Poison oft time is put in medicine
And causeth health in man for to renew;
Fire that purgeth all thing that is unclean
May heal, and hurt: and if these been true,
I trust sometime my harm may be my health,
Since every woe is joined with some wealth.





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