George Herbert

(3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633 / Montgomery, Wales)

George Herbert Poems

1. Judgement 12/1/2015
2. The Search 3/24/2015
3. Heaven 10/19/2015
4. Psalm V 10/22/2014
5. The Call 3/28/2011
6. The Temper (Ii) 11/27/2003
7. Sepulchre 11/27/2003
8. The Holy Scriptures Ii 11/28/2003
9. Man's Medley 1/3/2003
10. Praise (I) 11/28/2003
11. Sonnet (Ii) 1/1/2004
12. Providence 1/3/2003
13. The Thanksgiving 11/25/2003
14. Joseph's Coat 1/3/2003
15. The H. Scriptures I 11/28/2003
16. Sin (I) 1/3/2003
17. The British Church 1/1/2004
18. The Affliction (I) 1/1/2004
19. The Temper 1/13/2003
20. The Holdfast 1/3/2003
21. The H. Communion 11/27/2003
22. Man 1/3/2003
23. The Forerunners 1/1/2004
24. Whitsunday 11/28/2003
25. The Storm 1/3/2003
26. The Sinner 11/27/2003
27. Sunday 1/3/2003
28. H. Baptism Ii 11/27/2003
29. Nature 11/27/2003
30. Mortification 1/3/2003
31. Jordan 1/13/2003
32. The Elixir 1/1/2004
33. Lent 2/26/2004
34. Sin 1/13/2003
35. The Windows 1/3/2003
36. H. Baptism 11/27/2003
37. Vanity (I) 1/3/2003
38. Jordan (I) 1/3/2003
39. Life 1/3/2003
40. Sin (Ii) 11/28/2003
Best Poem of George Herbert

Affliction

When thou didst entice to thee my heart,
I thought the service brave:
So many joys I writ down for my part,
Besides what I might have
Out of my stock of natural delights,
Augmented with thy gracious benefits.

I looked on thy furniture so fine,
And made it fine to me:
Thy glorious household-stuff did me entwine,
And 'tice me unto thee.
Such stars I counted mine: both heav'n and earth
Paid me my wages in a world of mirth.

What pleasures could I want, whose King I served?
Where joys my fellows were?
Thus argu'd into hopes, my thoughts ...

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Aaron

Holiness on the head,
Light and perfection on the breast,
Harmonious bells below, raising the dead
To led them unto life and rest.
Thus are true Aarons dressed.

Profaneness in my head,
Defects and darkness in my breast,
A noise of passions ringing me for dead

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