James Graham Poems
|2.||Let Them Bestow On Every Airth A Limb,||4/22/2010|
|3.||Lines Written On Hearing Of The Death Of Charles I.||4/22/2010|
|4.||Lines Written On The Eve Of His Execution||4/22/2010|
|5.||On Himself, Upon Hearing What Was His Sentence||1/1/2004|
|6.||I'Ll Never Love Thee More||1/1/2004|
|7.||My Dear And Only Love||1/1/2004|
My Dear And Only Love
My dear and only Love, I pray
This noble world of thee
Be govern'd by no other sway
But purest monarchy;
For if confusion have a part,
Which virtuous souls abhor,
And hold a synod in thy heart,
I'll never love thee more.
Like Alexander I will reign,
And I will reign alone,
My thoughts shall evermore disdain
A rival on my throne.
He either fears his fate too much,
Or his deserts are small,
That puts it not unto the touch
To win or lose it all.
But I must rule and govern ...