The Poetry Corner

Amarillis I Did Woo

By George Wither

Amarillis I did woo, And I courted Phillis too; Daphne, for her love, I chose; Cloris, for that damask rose In her cheek, I held as dear; Yea, a thousand liked well near. And, in love with all together, Feard the enjoying either; 'Cause to be of one possest, Barred the hope of all the rest.