Philander's Song

Original Text: 
Selected Poems of Sir Charles G. D. Roberts (Toronto: Ryerson, 1936): 156. PS 8485 O22A17 Robarts Library.
(from "The Sprightly Pilgrim")
2    Moved by the gay, delicious measure
3I mused that lips were made for love,
4    And love to charm a poet's leisure.
5And as I mused a maid came by
6    With something in her look that caught me.
7Forgotten was Anacreon's line,
8    But not the lesson he had taught me.


1] Anacreon: Greek poet (572?-488?). Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
Publication Notes: 
The Vagrant of Time (1927).
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.