Learn More

William Taylor Collins

(1721 - 1759 (Restoration&18th Century 1660-1785) / England)

Antistrophe


Thou who such weary Length hast past,
Where wilt thou rest, mad Nymph, at last?
Say, wilt thou shroud in haunted Cell,
Where gloomy Rape and Murder dwell?
Or in some hollow'd Seat,
'Gainst which the big Waves beat,
Hear drowning Sea-men's Cries in Tempests brought!
Dark Pow'r, with shudd'ring meek submitted Thought
Be mine, to read the Visions old,
Which thy awak'ning Bards have told:
And lest thou meet my blasted View,
Hold each strange Tale devoutly true;
Ne'er be I found, by Thee o'eraw'd,
In that thrice-hallow'd Eve abroad,
When Ghosts, as Cottage-Maids believe,
Their pebbled Beds permitted leave,
And Gobblins haunt from Fire, or Fen,
Or Mine, or Flood, the Walks of Men!
O Thou whose Spirit most possest
The sacred Seat of Shakespear's Breast!
By all that from thy Prophet broke,
In thy Divine Emotions spoke:
Hither again thy Fury deal,
Teach me but once like Him to feel:
His Cypress Wreath my Meed decree,
And I, O Fear, will dwell with Thee!

Submitted: Monday, May 09, 2011
Edited: Monday, May 09, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Antistrophe by William Taylor Collins )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. Tonight I can write the saddest lines, Pablo Neruda
  7. My Hometown, Ray Hansell
  8. Christmas Carol, Sara Teasdale
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Li Po

Amongst the flowers I
am alone with my pot of wine
drinking by myself; then lifting
my cup I asked the moon
to drink with me, its reflection
and mine in the wine cup, just
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

poet Marvin Brato Sr

New Poems

  1. I Exist, Rohit Sapra
  2. The law of these times, Ravikumar C.P.
  3. So Many Minds Are Left Fractured, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  4. Mystic Blake, Joseph Narusiewicz
  5. Today's World, Leong Ming Loong
  6. Thoughts in the Moonlight, Luo Zhihai
  7. Tales Of A Wife: Honeymoon, Onyekachukwu Vincent Onyeche
  8. Guard well, gajanan mishra
  9. The Photographer, Ravikumar C.P.
  10. Tuavatara!, Ravikumar C.P.
[Hata Bildir]