(Un)Seasoned Love

If all the world

And truth

Be thy love …


But Time

Becometh Dumb

Of cares to come


Fade, Wayward Winter,

Fancy’s Spring, Sorrow’s Fall

Soon wither, soon forgotten

In folly ripe, in reason rotten.


All these in me

No means can move

But could my mind move

To live with thee, and be thy Love.


Created by deleting words from a given poem on WOW #WhiteOut Wednesday


Original piece:

Her Reply by Sir Walter Raleigh

If all the world and love were young,
And truth in every shepherd’s tongue,
These pretty pleasures might me move
To live with thee and be thy Love.

But Time drives flocks from field to fold;
When rivers rage and rocks grow cold;
And Philomel becometh dumb;
The rest complains of cares to come.

The flowers do fade, and wanton fields
To wayward Winter reckoning yields:
A honey tongue, a heart of gall,
Is fancy’s spring, but sorrow’s fall.

Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy beds of roses,
Thy cap, thy kirtle, and thy posies,
Soon break, soon wither–soon forgotten,
In folly ripe, in reason rotten.

Thy belt of straw and ivy-buds,
Thy coral clasps and amber studs,–
All these in me no means can move
To come to thee and be thy Love.

But could youth last, and love still breed,
Had joys no date, nor age no need,
Then these delights my mind might move
To live with thee and be thy Love.




  1. WOW! Reena – this is wonderful – and the added visual bonus of the way you’ve then collaged your new piece? Amazing – and exciting …. it’s almost like they are book spines on a shelf – it’s very exciting!

    Great and interesting de-selection and selection process – totally wonderful and fascinating – a new love poem from the old 😀

    thanks for playing with another WOW session – totally awesome – and quite light and lovely – great way to bring some late winter cheer here 🙂

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