Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

CreationEarth Nature Photos

Sonnet LII: What? Dost Thou Mean

 What? Dost thou mean to cheat me of my heart? 
To take all mine and give me none again? 
Or have thine eyes such magic or that art 
That what they get they ever do retain? 
Play not the tyrant, but take some remorse; 
Rebate thy spleen, if but for pity's sake; 
Or, cruel, if thou canst not, let us 'scourse,
And, for one piece of thine, my whole heart take.
But what of pity do I speak to thee, Whose breast is proof against complaint or prayer? Or can I think what my reward shall be From that proud beauty, which was my betrayer? What talk I of a heart, when thou hast none? Or, if thou hast, it is a flinty one.

by Michael Drayton
Biography | Poems | Best Poems | Short Poems | Quotes | Email Poem - Sonnet LII: What? Dost Thou MeanEmail Poem |
Comment below this ad.

Top Michael Drayton Poems

Analysis and Comments on Sonnet LII: What? Dost Thou Mean

Provide your analysis, explanation, meaning, interpretation, and comments on the poem Sonnet LII: What? Dost Thou Mean here.