Edward de Vere

Were I a king

Were I a king I could command content ;
    Were I obscure, unknown should be my cares;
And were I dead, no thoughts should me torment,
    Nor words, nor wrongs, nor loves, nor hopes, nor fears.
A doubtful choice, of three things one to crave,
A kingdom, or a cottage, or a grave.

Rezension I Buchbestellung I home IV09 LYRIKwelt