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The Passionate Shepherd to His Love a poem 
by Christopher Marlowe

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
Christopher Marlowe


Come live with me and be my love, 
And we will all the pleasures prove 
That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, 
Woods or steepy mountain yields. 

And we will sit upon the rocks, 
Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks, 
By shallow rivers to whose falls 
Melodious birds sing madrigals. 

And I will make thee beds of roses 
And a thousand fragrant posies, 
A cap of flowers, and a kirtle 
Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle; 

A gown made of the finest wool 
Which from our pretty lambs we pull; 
Fair lined slippers for the cold, 
With buckles of th purest gold; 

A belt of straw and ivy buds, 
With coral clasps and amber studs: 
And if these pleasures may thee move, 
Come live with me and be my love. 

The shepherds' swains shall dance and sing 
For thy delight each May morning: 
If these delights thy mind may move, 
Then live with me and be my love.

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
Christopher Marlowe


The Passionate Shepherd to His Love poem 
Christopher Marlowe
 

Christopher Marlowe

(1564 - 1593) English Dramatist, Spy, Poet

We hope that you liked this poem and the sentiments in the words of The Passionate Shepherd to His Loveby Christopher Marlowe. Marlowe was one of the dramatists who made the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1st brilliant in English history. You will find The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd a poem by Sir Walter Raleigh worth reading as it was written as a direct reply to this poem ! The word madrigals means songs and a kirtle was a kind of petticoat, often of a bright colour, fine material, and beautiful embroidery, worn above the gown.

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