Lady Mary Wroth

If I were to advise the Lady Mary Wroth,

I’d say “pack your quills and shove off”
Sooner would I a new wert upon my nose,
Than to suffer more o’ her purple prose
She fancies it her lovely line and verse,
Me thinks her lovers groan and curse.
Her sweet mush rise flowery and high,
So thickly done no lover could get by.
Give me true love, pour me a drink,
Spare me sonnets so sweet they stink
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Alex Mueller can be found running and cycling the streets and suburbs of Boston, taking long sojourns in rare book archives whenever he can. He teaches English at UMass Boston, serves as Book Review Editor for Arthuriana, and writes about digital pedagogy, open access publishing, and medieval literature.

3 thoughts on “Lady Mary Wroth

  1. I agree these poems are disgustingly sweet! They're so unrealistic. Besides the stronger you love a person the more it hurts when you are eventually alone. I'm always alone….. here's a poem I wrote about trying to forget about love:Heart We Will Forget HimHeart, we will forget him,You and I, tonight!You must forget the warmth he gave,I will forget the light.When you have done pray tell me,Then I, my thoughts, will dim.Haste! ‘lest while you’re laggingI may remember him! – Emily Dickinson

  2. Her beauty is love "I'll follow you and make a heaven out of hell, and I'll die by your hand which I love so well." I quote myself, my love could never die, for i dont know why a woman would leave me other then if she had died.

  3. when you fall in love with someone, you only see him or her goodness, however, idealizing a person may lead you into desperation once you are eventually alone

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