Poems, by Andrew Marvell

Ametas and Thestylis making Hay-Ropes


Think’st Thou that this Love can stand,

Whilst Thou still dost say me nay?

Love unpaid does soon disband:

Love binds Love as Hay binds Hay.


Think’st Thou that this Rope would twine

If we both should turn one way?

Where both parties so combine,

Neither Love will twist nor Hay.


Thus you vain Excuses find,

Which your selve and us delay:

And Love tyes a Womans Mind

Looser than with Ropes of Hay.


What you cannot constant hope

Must be taken as you may.


Then let’s both lay by our Rope,

And go kiss within the Hay.


Last updated Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 11:14