Deborah Bancroft

Editor & Writing Coach: Making Words Behave Since 1996

Patience, Though I Have Not

by Sir Thomas Wyatt (mostly)

Patience, though I have not
   The thing that I require,
I must of force, God wot,
   Forbear my most desire;
For no ways can I find
To sail against the wind.
:
Patience, do what they will
   To work me woe or spite,
I shall content me still
   To think both day and night,
To think and hold my peace,
Since there is no redress.
:
Patience, lest thou wreak utter destruction…
Patience, while my site’s under construction.
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