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Written by Brad Roberts

24 Jun

THE UNDERTAKING


THE UNDERTAKING.
by John Donne

I have done one braver thing
Than all the Worthies did ;
And yet a braver thence doth spring,
Which is, to keep that hid.

It were but madness now to impart
The skill of specular stone,
When he, which can have learn’d the art
To cut it, can find none.

So, if I now should utter this,
Others—because no more
Such stuff to work upon, there is—
Would love but as before.

But he who loveliness within
Hath found, all outward loathes,
For he who color loves, and skin,
Loves but their oldest clothes.

If, as I have, you also do
Virtue in woman see,
And dare love that, and say so too,
And forget the He and She ;

And if this love, though placèd so,
From profane men you hide,
Which will no faith on this bestow,
Or, if they do, deride ;

Then you have done a braver thing
Than all the Worthies did ;
And a braver thence will spring,
Which is, to keep that hid.


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2 Responses to “THE UNDERTAKING”

  1. By neil(former...) on Jun 25, 2010 | Reply

    Bard/Brad:

    You’re a blogging machine now, it used to take you a year to update your fans on your “goings on”, now you’re a chatter box, its nice to hear about a day in the life of Brad Roberts, thanks for the new music and the updates, all very enjoyable…Now we just got to get you to hit the sauce again, then you’ll really be entertaining. Sorry to be a bad influence Brad, but you know my feelings on that…cheers!!! ;)

    Best wishes as always,

    Neil

  2. By kios on Jul 3, 2010 | Reply

    it is nice to see Brad so active on the web!!

    although this isn’t the place to mention it, i always wondered what became of the old CTD masters. I remember Brad saying years ago that he wanted to release some of the material that his old label rejected, esp around the Worm’s LIfe period(i think). I’d love to hear it.

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