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An Emulation of  Thomas Wyatt's "And Leave Not Yet"

And wilt thou hold my heart
within thy hands so callously
as if a thing despised?
Say nay, say nay to this cruel enterprise
to save thee from disgrace
when thou art famed,
because of thy poor use of me,
for obloquy. Say nay.

And wilt thou hold my heart
less dear than I, with bright esteem,
hold yours? Less dear than
all the breath that gives thee life,
the breath that I would give to thee
should nature ‘spire to leave
thee gasping, breath deprived?
Say nay.  Say nay.

And wilt thou hold my heart
as I would have it held by thee,
a treasure to keep safe
throughout the starry night,
throughout the sun-warmed day,
throughout the turning seasons
and their churning ways?
Say yea. Say yea.            
Baldwin
Written by Baldwin
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Author's Note
I hope this lays to rest the claim made by J-Z that I do not (and cannot!) write well because I am incapable of writing in the form and style of the writers of the "golden age" of poetry -  which,...
I hope this lays to rest the claim made by J-Z that I do not (and cannot!) write well because I am incapable of writing in the form and style of the writers of the "golden age" of poetry -  which, BTW, J-Z has not shown himself able to do.
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