Joshua Sylvester

(1563 - 1618 / England)

Poems of Joshua Sylvester

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


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 honour of my love.
Were I as high as heaven above the 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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