Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A MODEST LOVE; SONG, by EDWARD DYER



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First Line: The lowest trees have tops, the ant her gall
Last Line: They hear and see, and sigh, and then they break.
Variant Title(s): Natural Comparisons With Perfect Love;a Silent Love
Subject(s): Love


The lowest trees have tops, the ant her gall,
The fly her spleen, the little spark his heat;
The slender hairs cast shadows, though but small,
And bees have stings, although they be not great;
Seas have their source, and so have shallow springs:
And love is love, in beggars and in kings.
Where waters smoothest run, there deepest are the fords;
The dial stirs, yet none perceives it move;
The firmest faith is found in fewest words;
The turtles do not sing, and yet they love;
True hearts have ears and eyes, no tongues to speak:
They hear and see, and sigh, and then they break.






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