So light is love

John Wilbye 1574 (Diss) – 1638 (Colchester)



So light is love, in matchless beauty shining,
When she revisits Cypris' hallow'd bowers,
Two feeble doves, harness'd in silken twining,
Can draw her chariot 'midst the Paphian flowers.
Lightness to love, how ill it fitteth,
So heavy on my heart, O! on my heart he sitteth.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme ABABCC
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 276
Words 49
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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