woo from


Senior Member
Russian, Spanish
Does "woo from" mean to "withdraw from"? Thanks:

"The roses on thy cheeks would woo
Forth envious blossoms from their sleeps,
And robins plume their breasts anew
To mock the crimson of thy lips"

"Spring", poem by Edith Wharton.
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    woo = charm, entice
    forth = forward, out from somewhere

    The somewhere is given by 'from': the roses woo blossoms out of their sleep.