Poetry Thursday

I should probably save this for Valentine’s Day but we just went to the wedding of our friends Drew and Kelly and so I feel like posting this now!


The Bargain
Sir Philip Sidney

My true love hath my heart, and I have his,
By just exchange one for another given:
I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss,
There never was a better bargain driven:
My true love hat my heart, and I have his.

His heart in me keeps him and me in one,
My heart in him his thoughts and senses guides:
He loves my heart, for once it was his own,
I cherish his because in me it bides:
My true love hat my heart, and I have his.

P.S. And if you loved the book, An Old-Fashioned Girl, by Louisa May Alcott, like I did and read it at least 20 times, like I have, then you will recognize the name “Sir Philip Sidney” and love this poem even more.

P.P.S. Another man gave me that necklace but it’s OK because he was in 6th grade at the time and it was a very nice present for his teacher!.

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2 Responses to Poetry Thursday

  1. nanacilla says:

    I just finished “An Old-Fashioned Girl”!  Such good pictures of You two.  (P.S. I like your hair!)

  2. that’s a pretty necklace that sixth-grader gave you … I’m glad you posted that poem, Valentine’s day is too far away!

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