Phineas Fletcher

(1582 - 1650 / England)

Phineas Fletcher Poems

1. The Divine Lover 1/1/2004
2. A Litany 1/4/2003
3. The Happy Shepherd 4/21/2010
4. Instability Of Human Greatness 4/21/2010
5. The Dying Husband's Farewell 4/21/2010
6. The Apollyonists - Canto 1 4/21/2010
7. The Purple Island 10/25/2014
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The Divine Lover

I

Me Lord? can’st thou mispend
One word, misplace one look on me?
Call’st me thy Love, thy Friend?
Can this poor soul the object be
Of these love-glances, those life-kindling eyes?
What? I the Centre of thy arms embraces?
Of all thy labour I the prize?
Love never mocks, Truth never lies.
Oh how I quake: Hope fear, fear hope displaces:
I would, but cannot hope: such wondrous love amazes.

II

See, I am black as night,
See I am darkness: dark as hell.
Lord thou more fair than light; ...

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