Phyllis Is My Only Joy



Phyllis is my only joy,
    Faithless as the winds or seas;
Sometimes coming, sometimes coy,
    Yet she never fails to please;
If with a frown
I am cast down,
Phyllis smiling,
And beguiling,
Makes me happier than before.

Though, alas! too late I find
    Nothing can her fancy fix,
Yet the moment she is kind
    I forgive her all her tricks;
Which, though I see,
I can't get free;
She deceiving,
I believing;
What need lovers wish for more?

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 13, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABABCCDDE FGFGHHDDE
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 433
Words 81
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 9, 9

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