Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, AMORETTI: 52, by EDMUND SPENSER



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AMORETTI: 52, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: So oft as homeward I from her depart
Last Line: That of her presens I my meed may take.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Grief; Reconciliation


So oft as homeward I from her depart,
I go lyke one that, having lost the field,
Is prisoner led away with heavy hart,
Despoyld of warlike armes and knowen shield.
So doe I now my selfe a prisoner yeeld
To sorrow and to solitary paine:
From presence of my dearest deare exylde,
Longwhile alone in languor to remaine.
There let no thought of joy, or pleasure vaine,
Dare to approch, that may my solace breed;
But sudden dumps, and drery sad disdayne
Of all worlds gladnesse, more my torment feed.
So I her absens will my penaunce make,
That of her presens I my meed may take.





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