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Sonette VII

Poem (Canso): 

Denying love, to forsake all the heart,
Is greatest sin that man may ever know.
Yet how may I pay rightly for my blow?
One word to her beates thousand Aves’ part.
If thou alone will ease this deadly dart
And heal it, then can I this ill forego,
And tarry ne’er, no more such love to show.
But, until then, the greater it shall smart.
I wait on reply, but discern no nod:
She blinks, she looks, her eyes upon me sheen,
And piercèd full through am I by that sword
Of her physick, and care, and smile most keen.
Return’d to health by her sweetest mercy,
I worship now of God’s grace-made beauty.