Thoughtful Thursdays | Spring IV | My True Love Hath My Heart

Today’s poem in the Thoughtful Thursdays series reminds me of Spring when all the animals are pairing up so I thought this was fitting. It’s also one of my favourites.

 


 

My True Love Hath My Heart

 

My true love hath my heart, and I have his,

By just exchange, one for the other given.

I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss,

There never was a better bargain driven.

His heart in me keeps me and him in one,

My heart in him his thoughts and sense guides;

He loves my heart, for once it was his own,

I cherish his, because in me is bides.

My heart was wounded with his wounded heart;

For as from me on him his hurt did light,

So still methought in me his hurt did smart.

Both equal hurt, in this change sought our bliss:

My trust love hath my heart and I have his.

 

Sir Philip Sidney, Arcadia

 


 

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