Robert Southwell

(1561 - 1595 / England)

Robert Southwell Poems

1. The Burning Babe 1/4/2003
2. Man's Civil War 1/1/2004
3. A Child My Choice 1/1/2004
4. The Nativity of Christ 1/1/2004
5. New Prince New Pomp 1/1/2004
6. Look Home 1/1/2004
7. Love's Servile Lot 1/1/2004
8. Upon The Image Of Death 4/20/2010
9. Content and Rich 4/20/2010
10. New Heaven, New War 3/4/2014

The Burning Babe

AS I in hoary winter's night
   Stood shivering in the snow,
Surprised I was with sudden heat
   Which made my heart to glow;
And lifting up a fearful eye
   To view what fire was near,
A pretty babe all burning bright
   Did in the air appear;
Who, scorched with excessive heat,

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