Mikolaj Sep Szarzynski

(1550 - 1581 / Poland)

Song II


Why flatter thyself, Tyrant,
In ways great in evil?
The Lord's goodness ceases not
Keeping watch on the pious.

Keener yet than the keenest
Blade, thy tongue watches
To generate wild untruth
And plot slander' gainst the good.

Evil's thy love, not sacred virtues;
A lier's thy love, not a truthsayer;
Thine own accursed eye in joy
Gazes at treason most infectious.

For this the Lord God shall fling
Thee from the midst of His people;
Grinding thee to dust, aye, thy home
He'll rend asunder from the very earth.

Seeing this, he who was wronged
Shall fear the power of the Lord;
With the evil one swifty dispensed,
In safety shall he rejoice.

Saying: "So for him who in evil
Lay his trust, in power, in clever device;
Who mocked those lamenting in plight,
Whilst his own God he'd forgot.

But I, like unto an Olive tree
Grafted in the Lord's garden,
Unfearing I'll blossom forth
In my hope of heaven's defence.

And unto everyone, Lord, Thee
Would I claim iniquity's slayer;
And having in Thee my trust,
All manner of afflictions I'll bear."

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: evil, trust, power, tree, joy, fear, people, god, heaven, hope, home, song

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 (Song II by Mikolaj Sep Szarzynski )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. was has du ge maht, Robert Lynnn
  2. A Song Of Living, Amelia Josephine Burr
  3. My Final Goodbye, Naomi Johnson
  4. I Remember, Kelly Shanks
  5. Right there, Robert Lynnn
  6. Beautiful heaven, hasmukh amathalal
  7. Black Thursday, Barry Jablonski
  8. ... MY FIGHT FOR LIFE..., Ken e Hall
  9. Show life, hasmukh amathalal
  10. Life, Soul Watcher

Poem of the Day

poet Joseph Addison

Salve magna parens frugum Saturnia tellus,
Magna virûm! tibi res antiquæ laudis et artis
Aggredior, sanctos ausus recludere fontes.
Virg. Geor. 2.

...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. A Case Of Murder, Vernon Scannell
  4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Green Mountain, Li Po
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. A Fairy Song, William Shakespeare
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]