Edmund Spenser

(1552 - 13 January 1599 / London / England)

Amoretti LXVIII: Most Glorious Lord of Life


Most glorious Lord of life, that on this day,
Didst make thy triumph over death and sin:
And having harrow'd hell, didst bring away
Captivity thence captive, us to win:
This joyous day, dear Lord, with joy begin,
And grant that we for whom thou diddest die,
Being with thy dear blood clean wash'd from sin,
May live for ever in felicity.
And that thy love we weighing worthily,
May likewise love thee for the same again:
And for thy sake, that all like dear didst buy,
With love may one another entertain.
So let us love, dear love, like as we ought,
Love is the lesson which the Lord us taught.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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  • Kyungdae Min (1/8/2010 11:40:00 PM)

    The persona in the poem falls in love with the woman who has a beautiful apperance as well beautiful mind. (Report) Reply

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