Show me deare Christ, thy spouse, so bright and clear – John Donne (Metaphysical Poems #75)

 

Show me deare Christ, thy spouse, so bright and clear.
What! is it She, which on the other shore
goes richly painted? or which rob’d and tore
laments and mournes in Germany and here?
sleeps she a thousand, then peepes up one yeare?
is she selfe truth and errs? now new, now outwore?
doth she, and did she, and shall she evermore
on one, on seaven, or on no hill appeare?
dwells she with us, or like adventuring knights
first travaile we to seeke and then make Love?
Betray kind husband thy spouse to our sights
and let myne amorous soule court thy mild Dove,
Who is most trew, and pleasing to thee, then
when she’is embrac’d and open to most men.

Johnny Donney! 


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