Thomas Campion

(1567-1620 / England)

Thomas Campion Poems

1. A Lenten Hymn 10/24/2015
2. When To Her Lute Corinna Sings 4/15/2010
3. The Charm 4/15/2010
4. Amaryllis 4/15/2010
5. The Measure Of Beauty 4/15/2010
6. When Thou Must Home To Shades Of Underground 5/13/2001
7. My Sweetest Lesbia 4/15/2010
8. Kind Are Her Answers, 4/15/2010
9. Jack And Joan 4/15/2010
10. Corinna 4/15/2010
11. Devotion I 1/4/2003
12. View Me, Lord, A Work Of Thine 4/15/2010
13. Fain Would I Wed 4/15/2010
14. Winter Nights 1/4/2003
15. Think'st Thou To Seduce Me Then 4/15/2010
16. Follow Thy Fair Sun 4/15/2010
17. Follow Your Saint 5/13/2001
18. Devotion Ii 1/4/2003
19. Rose-Cheeked Laura 5/13/2001
20. Vobiscum Est Iope 1/4/2003
21. O Come Quickly! 1/4/2003
22. Laura 1/4/2003
23. A Hymn In Praise Of Neptune 1/4/2003
24. Integer Vitae 1/4/2003
25. Thrice Toss These Oaken Ashes 5/13/2001
26. Now Winter Nights Enlarge 1/20/2003
27. There Is A Garden In Her Face 5/13/2001
28. Cherry-Ripe 1/4/2003
Best Poem of Thomas Campion

Cherry-Ripe

There is a garden in her face
Where roses and white lilies blow;
A heavenly paradise is that place,
Wherein all pleasant fruits do flow:
There cherries grow which none may buy
Till “Cherry-ripe” themselves do cry.

Those cherries fairly do enclose
Of orient pearl a double row,
Which when her lovely laughter shows,
They look like rose-buds filled with snow;
Yet them no peer nor prince can buy
Till “Cherry-ripe” themselves do cry.

Her eyes like angels watch them still;
Her brows like bended bows do ...

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Vobiscum Est Iope

WHEN thou must home to shades of underground,
And there arrived, a new admired guest,
The beauteous spirits do engirt thee round,
White Iope, blithe Helen, and the rest,
To hear the stories of thy finish'd love
From that smooth tongue whose music hell can move;

Then wilt thou speak of banqueting delights,
Of masques and revels which sweet youth did make,

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