Thomas Vaux

(1510 - 1556 / England)

Thomas Vaux Poems

1. A Quiet Mind 4/16/2010
2. The Aged Lover Renounceth Love 4/16/2010
3. Try Before You Trust 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Thomas Vaux

A Quiet Mind

When all is done and said,
In the end thus shall you find,
He most of all doth bathe in bliss
That hath a quiet mind:
And, clear from worldly cares,
To deem can be content,
The sweetest time in all his life
In thinking to be spent.

The body subject is
To fickle Fortune's power,
And to a million of mishaps
Is casual every hour;
And death in time doth change
It to a clod of clay;
Whereas the mind, which is divine,
Runs never to decay.

Companion none is like
Unto the mind alone;
For many have been harmed by speech,
Through thinking...

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