Joshua Sylvester

(1563 - 1618 / England)

Joshua Sylvester Poems

1. The Father 4/20/2010
2. Constancy 4/20/2010
3. They Say That Shadows Of Deceased Ghosts 1/1/2004
4. A Contented Mind 4/20/2010
5. The Glorious Stars Of Heaven 4/20/2010
6. Ubique 1/4/2003
7. Love's Omnipresence 4/20/2010
8. Du Bartas, His Divine Weeks And Works (Excerpt) 1/1/2004
9. To His Coy Love 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Joshua Sylvester

To His Coy Love

I pray thee, leave, love me no more,
Call home the heart you gave me!
I but in vain that saint adore
Tat can but will not save me.
These poor half-kisses kill me quite
Was ever man thus served?
Amidst an ocean of delight
For pleasure to be starved?
Show me no more those snowy breasts
With azure riveters branched,
Where, whilst mine eye with plenty feasts,
Yet is my thirst not stanched;
O Tantalus, thy pains ne'er tell!
By me thou art prevented:
'Tis nothing to be plagued in Hell,
But thus in Heaven tormented.
Clip me no more in those dear ...

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