Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE FIRE OF LOVE, by CHARLES SACKVILLE (1711-1769)



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THE FIRE OF LOVE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fire of love in youthful blood
Last Line: Yet is the heat as strong.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dorset, 2d Duke Of
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE fire of love in youthful blood,
Like what is kindled in brushwood,
But for a moment burns;
Yet in that moment makes a mighty noise;
It crackles, and to vapor turns,
And soon itself destroys.
But when crept into aged veins
It slowly burns, and then long remains,
And with a silent heat,
Like fire in logs, it glows and warms 'em long,
And though the flame be not so great,
Yet is the heat as strong.




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