The Given Heart

I wonder what those lovers mean, who say
  They have giv'n their hearts away.
  Some good kind lover tell me how;
  For mine is but a torment to me now.

  If so it be one place both hearts contain,
  For what do they complain?
  What courtesy can Love do more,
  Than to join hearts that parted were before?

  Woe to her stubborn heart, if once mine come
  Into the self-same room;
  'Twill tear and blow up all within,
  Like a granado shot into a magazine.

  Then shall Love keep the ashes, and torn parts,
  Of both our broken hearts:
  Shall out of both one new one make,
  From hers, th' allay; from mine, the metal take.

  For of her heart he from the flames will find
  But little left behind:
  Mine only will remain entire;
  No dross was there, to perish in the fire.

Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)
45 Views

Abraham Cowley

Abraham Cowley was an English poet born in the City of London late in 1618. more…

All Abraham Cowley poems | Abraham Cowley Books

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Translation

Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss this Abraham Cowley poem with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"The Given Heart" Poetry.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 16 Oct. 2019. <https://www.poetry.net/poem/17/the-given-heart>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest poetry community and poems collection on the web!

Our favorite collection of

Famous Poets

»

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.