Joshua Sylvester

(1563 - 1618 / England)

Joshua Sylvester Poems

1. Ubique 1/4/2003
2. To His Coy Love 1/1/2004
3. Love's Omnipresence 4/20/2010
4. They say that shadows of deceased ghosts 1/1/2004
5. Du Bartas, His Divine Weeks and Works (excerpt) 1/1/2004
6. A Contented Mind 4/20/2010
7. The Glorious Stars of Heaven 4/20/2010
8. Constancy 4/20/2010
9. The Father 4/20/2010


Were I as base as is the lowly plain,
And you, my Love, as high as heaven above,
Yet should the thoughts of me, your humble swain,
Ascend to heaven in honor of my love.
Were I as high as heaven above plain,
And you, my Love, as humble and as low
As are the deepest bottoms of the main,
Wheresoe'er you were, with you my love should go.
Were you the earth, dear Love, and I the skies,

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