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A Ditty

My true-love hath my heart, and I have his,
By just exchange one to the other given:
I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss,
There never was a better bargain driven:
   My true-love hath my heart, and I have his.

His heart in me keeps him and me in one,
My heart in him his thoughts and senses guides:
He loves my heart, for once it was his own,
I cherish his because in me it bides:
   My true-love hath my heart, and I have his.

Credit


This poem is in the public domain.

Author


Sir Philip Sidney

Sir Philip Sidney, born in 1554, was the author of several major works of the Elizabethan era, including Astrophel and Stella, the first Elizabethan sonnet cycle.

Date Published: 2012-11-30

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/ditty