John Webster

(1578 - 1632 / London, England)

Poems of John Webster

1. A Dirge 1/4/2003
2. A Land Dirge 1/3/2003
3. A Monumental Column 1/3/2003
4. Death Song 4/20/2010
5. Hark, now everything is still 5/31/2012
6. Honourable Employment 4/20/2010
7. Qualis vita, finis ita 5/31/2012
8. The Madman's Song 4/20/2010
9. The Shrouding of the Duchess of Malfi 1/3/2003
10. Vanitas Vanitatum 1/3/2003

Death Song

Hark, now everything is still;
The screech-owl and the whistler shrill
Call upon our dame aloud,
And bid her quickly don her shroud;
Much you had of land and rent,
Your length in clay's now competent.
A long war disturbed your mind;
Here your perfect peace is signed.
Of what is't fools make such vain keeping?

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