They all flee from me

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
A love poem to be enjoyed by all

Submitted: February 09, 2017

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Submitted: February 09, 2017



They flee from me that sometime did me seek 
With naked foot, stalking in my chamber. 
I have seen them gentle, tame, and meek, 
That now are wild and do not remember 
That sometime they put themself in danger 
To take bread at my hand; and now they range, 
Busily seeking with a continual change. 
Thanked be fortune it hath been otherwise 
Twenty times better; but once in special, 
In thin array after a pleasant guise, 
When her loose gown from her shoulders did fall, 
And she me caught in her arms long and small; 
Therewithall sweetly did me kiss 
And softly said, “Dear heart, how like you this?” 
It was no dream: I lay broad waking. 
But all is turned thorough my gentleness 
Into a strange fashion of forsaking; 
And I have leave to go of her goodness, 
And she also, to use newfangleness. 
But since that I so kindly am served 
I would fain know what she hath deserved.

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