Thomas Campion

(1567-1620 / England)

Thomas Campion Poems

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

Now Winter Nights Enlarge

Now winter nights enlarge
This number of their hours;
And clouds their storms discharge
Upon the airy towers.
Let now the chimneys blaze
And cups o'erflow with wine,
Let well-tuned words amaze
With harmony divine.
Now yellow waxen lights
Shall wait on honey love
While youthful revels, masques, and courtly sights
Sleep's leaden spells remove.

This time doth well dispense
With lovers' long discourse;
Much speech hath some defense,
Though beauty no remorse.
All do not all things well:
Some measures comely tread,
Some knotted ...

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Devotion I

FOLLOW thy fair sun, unhappy shadow!
   Though thou be black as night,
   And she made all of light,
Yet follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow!

Follow her, whose light thy light depriveth!
   Though here thou liv'st disgraced,
   And she in heaven is placed,
Yet follow her whose light the world reviveth!

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