Robert Southwell

(1561 - 1595 / England)

Poems of Robert Southwell

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

Look Home

Retired thoughts enjoy their own delights,
As beauty doth in self-beholding eye ;
Man's mind a mirror is of heavenly sights,
A brief wherein all marvels summed lie,
Of fairest forms and sweetest shapes the store,
Most graceful all, yet thought may grace them more.

The mind a creature is, yet can create,
To nature's patterns adding higher skill ;

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