Here’s some more Sir Thomas for this Friday. I actually enjoyed this one very much. The part which spoke to me more was “and in me claim no more authority; with idle youth go use thy property”
Anyway, please enjoy.
F. M. Laster
“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West
by Thomas Wyatt
Farewell, Love, and all thy laws for ever:
Thy baited hooks shall tangle me no more.
Senec and Plato call me from thy lore,
To perfect wealth my wit for to endeavour.
In blind error when I did persever,
Thy sharp repulse, that pricketh aye so sore,
Hath taught me to set in trifles no store,
And scape forth, since liberty is lever*. [desirable]
Therefore farewell, go trouble younger hearts,
And in me claim no more authority;
With idle youth go use thy property,
And thereon spend thy many brittle darts.
For, hitherto though I’ve lost my time,
Me lusteth no longer rotten boughs to climb.