Saturday, September 13, 2008
A sweet nothing for Saturday
Alas Madam for Stealing of a Kiss
by Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542)
Alas, madam, for stealing of a kiss
Have I so much your mind there offended?
Have I then done so grievously amiss
That by no means it may be amended?
Then revenge you, and the next way is this:
Another kiss shall have my life ended,
For to my mouth the first my heart did suck;
The next shall clean out of my breast it pluck.
Text from Poetry Foundation
Amorous Couple Spied upon by Children, Adriaen van der Werff, 1694. Image from Web Gallery of Art.