To Celia

by Ben Jonson

 

Drink to me only with thine eyes,
    And I will pledge with mine ;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup
    And Iíll not look for wine.
The thirst that from the soul doth rise
    Doth ask a drink divine ;
But might I of Joveís nectar sup,
    I would not change for thine.
 
I sent thee late a rosy wreath,
    Not so much honouring thee
As giving it a hope that there
    It could not withered be ;
But thou thereon didst only breathe,
    And sentíst it back to me ;
Since when it grows, and smells, I swear,
    Not of itself but thee !
 
Ben Jonson | Classic Poems
 

Ode to Himself ] [ To Celia ]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


 

 

 
 
 
 

 Poems by Cameron Self | About Us | Contact Us Advertise on PG

© Cameron Self 2003-2014.  All rights reserved.                                                                                                                                  Hosted by UK Web.Solutions Direct