Thursday, May 13

"Brown Penny"

I whispered, ‘I am too young,’
And then, ‘I am old enough,’
Wherefore I threw a penny,
To find out if I might love.
‘Go and love, go and love, young man,
If the lady be young and faire’.
Ah penny, brown penny, brown penny,
I am looped in the loopes of her hair.
O love is the crooked thing,
There is nobody wise enough
To find out all that is in it,
For he would be thinking of love,
Till the stars had run away
And the shadows eaten the moon.
Ah penny, brown penny, brown penny,One cannot begin it too soon

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