My True-Love Hath My Heart And I Have His - Sir Philip Sidney

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Sir Philip Sidney - My True-Love Hath My Heart And I Have His - Read by Anniina Jokinen

My True-Love Hath My Heart And I Have His
by Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586)

My true-love hath my heart, and I have his,
By just exchange one for the other given:
I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss;
There never was a bargain better driven.
His heart in me keeps me and him 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.
His heart his wound receivèd from my sight;
My heart was wounded with his wounded heart;
For as from me on him his hurt did light,
So still methought in me his hurt did smart:
Both equal hurt, in this change sought our bliss,
My true love hath my heart and I have his.

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