Thursday, 24 January 2013

'I shall say what inordinate love is' from Poems on the Underground

Bits of Poems on the Underground, London's subtler relative of Leiben's wall poetry, are archived online here.

The collection includes a 15th Century poem by an anonymous author called 'I shall say what inordinate love is': 

I shall say what inordinate love is:
The furiosity and wodness of mind,
An instinguible burning, faulting bliss,
A great hunger, insatiate to find,
A dulcet ill, an evil sweetness blind,
A right wonderful sugared sweet error,
Without labout rest, contrary to kind,
Or without quiet, to have huge labour.

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