My throat is sore

John Wilbye 1574 (Diss) – 1638 (Colchester)



My throat is sore, my voice is hoarse with skriking,
My rests are sighs, deep from the heart’s root fetched;
My song runs all on sharps, and with oft striking
Time on my breast, I shrink with hands outstretched;
Thus still, and still I sing, and ne’er am linning,
For still the close points to my first beginning.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABABAA
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 321
Words 60
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 6

John Wilbye

John Wilbye (baptized 7 March 1574 – September 1638) was an English madrigal composer. more…

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