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In Thessal wood

Poem (Canso): 

In Thessal wood mine err and pain I found
Though unready, I, for Love’s full assault,
And by her blows did find myself more bound
For, with no guard, could I her sweet charge halt.
While once I felt my passion had I reined,
It now flies hence, far out of reason’d reach
Towards shade of laurel tree, its freedom gained
Where none my pleas for grace nor pity breach.
Forsaken here in such unkind countrie
Can I but long for surrendered will,
So that in bond to Love may I yet be.
When glimpsing her light I desire still
To seek her, my passioned steed strideth forth
With me behind, to seek of love my worth.