The Wounded Heart

Come, bring your sampler, and with art
Draw in't a wounded heart,
And dropping here and there;
Not that I think that any dart
Can make your's bleed a tear,
Or pierce it any where;
Yet do it to this end,--that I
May by
This secret see,
Though you can make
That heart to bleed, your's ne'er will ache
For me,

by Robert Herrick

Comments (1)

This is a visual poem. As Giovanni Pozzi has pointed out, if you center the lasf five lines, they bleed a tear.