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The Knotting Song



"Hears not my Phyllis how the birds
Their feathered mates salute?
They tell their passion in their words:
Must I alone be mute?"
Phyllis, without frown or smile,
Sat and knotted all the while.

"The god of love in thy bright eyes
Does like a tyrant reign;
But in thy heart a child he lies,
Without his dart of flame."
Phyllis, without frown or smile,
Sat and knotted all the while.

"So many months in silence past,
And yet in raging love,
Might well deserve one word at last
My passion should approve."
Phyllis, without frown or smile,
Sat and knotted all the while.

"Must then your faithful swain expire,
And not one look obtain,
Which he, to soothe his fond desire,
Might pleasingly explain?"
Phyllis, without frown or smile,
Sat and knotted all the while.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ababCC dedxCC fxfxCC xexeCC
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 762
Words 142
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 6, 6, 6, 6

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