Love Me or Not: Thomas Campion
Posted 1 November 2006on:
Love me or not, love her I must or die;
Leave me or not, follow her needs must I.
O that her grace would my wished comforts give,
How rich in her, how happy should I live!
All my desire, all my delight should be,
Her to enjoy, her to unite to me:
Envy should cease, her would I love alone;
Who loves by looks, is seldom true to me.
Could I enchant, and that it lawful were,
Her would I charm softly that none should hear.
But love enforced rarely yields firm content;
So would I love that neither should repent.