Sir Thomas Wyatt

Here you will find the Poem They Flee From Me That Sometime Did Me Seek of poet Sir Thomas Wyatt

They Flee From Me That Sometime Did Me Seek

They flee from me that sometime did me seek, 
With naked foot stalking in my chamber. 
I have seen them gentle, tame, and meek 
That are now wild and do not remember 
That sometime they put themselves in danger 
To take bread at my hand; and now they range 
Busily seeking with a continual change. 

Thanked be fortune, it hath been otherwise 
Twenty times better; but once in special, 
In thin array after a pleasant guise, 
When her loose gown did from her shoulders did fall, 
And she me caught in her arms long and small, 
Therewithall sweetly did me kiss, 
And softly said, "Dear heart, how like you this?" 

It was no dream, I lay broad waking. 
But all is turned thorough my gentleness, 
Into a strange fashion of forsaking; 
And I have leave to go of her goodness, 
And she also to use newfangleness. 
But since that I so kindly am served, 
I would fain know what she hath deserved.