Izaak Walton

(1593-1683 / England)

To My Reverend Friend The Author Of The Synagogue


Sir,

I lov'd you for your Synagogue, before
I knew your person; but now love you more;
Because I find
It is so true a picture of your mind:
Which tunes your sacred lyre
To that eternal quire;
Where holy _Herbert_ fits
(O shame to prophane wits)
And sings his and your Anthems, to the praise
Of Him that is the first and last of daies.

These holy Hymns had an Ethereal birth:
For they can raise sad souls above the earth
And fix them there
Free from the worlds anxieties and fear.
_Herbert_ and you have pow'r
To do this: ev'ry hour
I read you kills a sin,
Or lets a vertue in
To fight against it; and the Holy Ghost
Supports my frailties, lest the day be lost.

This holy war, taught by your happy pen,
The Prince of Peace approves. When we poor men
Neglect our arms,
W'are circumvested with a world of harms.
But I will watch, and ward,
And stand upon my guard,
And still consult with you,
And _Herbert_, and renew
My vows; and say, Well fare his, and your heart,
The fountains of such sacred wit and art.

Submitted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Listen to this poem:

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (To My Reverend Friend The Author Of The Synagogue by Izaak Walton )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Aching For Us, Michael McParland
  2. A rose, a Bloom Grows and Glows, Harindhar Reddy
  3. This Night Must Be........., Neela Nath
  4. Art of Expression!, Manjeshwari P MYSORE
  5. Dangernerosity, Sentamu Aziz
  6. Anthropomorphous Foxes Jig with Fuss (Al.., Harindhar Reddy
  7. LAST HOPE, Satish Verma
  8. Democritus stands in silence, Pranab K. Chakraborty
  9. Err, Human Mirror with Terror (Symbolism), Harindhar Reddy
  10. Fluttering Beauties, arun tp

Poem of the Day

poet Sir John Suckling

Dost see how unregarded now
That piece of beauty passes?
There was a time when I did vow
To that alone;
But mark the fate of faces;
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Elizabeth Bishop

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. Sonnet I, Sir John Suckling
  8. Sestina, Elizabeth Bishop
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]