Poetry Out Loud: Blessed Sheriff recites “Love Armed”


Blessed Sheriff. [APPLAUSE] “Love Armed” BY Aphra Behn
Song from Abdelazar Love in Fantastic Triumph sat, Whilst Bleeding
Hearts around him flowed, For whom Fresh pains he did Create, And strange Tyrannic power
he showed; From thy Bright Eyes he took his fire, Which round about, in sport he hurled;
But ’twas from mine he took desire. Enough to undo the Amorous World. From me he took
his sighs and tears, From thee his Pride and Cruelty; From me his Languishments and Fears,
And every Killing Dart from thee; Thus thou and I, the God have armed, And set him up
a Deity; But my poor Heart alone is harmed, Whilst thine the Victor is, and free.
[APPLAUSE]

4 thoughts on “Poetry Out Loud: Blessed Sheriff recites “Love Armed”

  1. The most captivating version I've heard yet; I've got goosebumps. Well done!

  2. Dear Blessed Sheriff: you are a light to the poets! Robert Frost would be proud of you ! Your recitation on his poem The road not taken is wonderful! You are wonderful ! I listen to you at Poemhunter, my name is Adilson Pinto and I am from Brazil! God bless you dear!

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