On His Blindness By John Milton

On His Blindness By John Milton When I consider how my light is spent,Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide,And that one Talent which is death to hideLodged with me useless, though my Soul more bentTo serve therewith my Maker, and presentMy true account, lest he returning chide;‘Doth God exact day-labour, light […]

Look Not In My Eyes, For Fear By A E Housman

Look Not In My Eyes, For Fear By A E Housman LOOK not in my eyes, for fear   Thy mirror true the sight I see, And there you find your face too clear   And love it and be lost like me. One the long nights through must lie         5   Spent in star-defeated sighs, But why should […]

Song To Celia By Ben Jonson

Song To Celia By Ben Jonson Drink to me only with thine eyes,         And I will pledge with mine;Or leave a kiss but in the cup,         And I’ll not look for wine.The thirst that from the soul doth rise         Doth ask a drink divine;But might I of Jove’s nectar sup,         I would not change for thine. I sent thee late […]

Sonnet 99 From Astrophil And Stella By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 99 From Astrophil And Stella By Sir Philip Sidney When far spent night persuades each mortal eye,To whom nor art nor nature granteth light,To lay his then mark-wanting shafts of sight,Closed with their quivers, in sleep’s armoury;With windows ope then most my mind doth lie,Viewing the shape of darkness and delight,Takes in that sad […]

Sonnet 46 By William Shakespeare

Sonnet 46 By William Shakespeare Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war,How to divide the conquest of thy sight;Mine eye my heart thy picture’s sight would bar,My heart mine eye the freedom of that right.My heart doth plead that thou in him dost lie,A closet never pierced with crystal eyes,But the defendant doth […]

The Blind Boy By Colley Cibber

The Blind Boy By Colley Cibber O say what is that thing called Light,Which I must ne’er enjoy;What are the blessings of the sight,O tell your poor blind boy!You talk of wondrous things you see,You say the sun shines bright;I feel him warm, but how can he,Or make it day or night?My day or night […]

I Know The Stars By Sara Teasdale

I Know The Stars By Sara Teasdale I know the stars by their names,Aldebaran, Altair,And I know the path they takeUp heaven’s broad blue stair.I know the secrets of menBy the look of their eyes,Their gray thoughts, their strange thoughtsHave made me sad and wise.But your eyes are dark to meThough they seem to call […]

The Mystery By Sara Teasdale

The Mystery By Sara Teasdale Your eyes drink of me,Love makes them shine,Your eyes that leanSo close to mine.We have long been lovers,We know the rangeOf each other’s moodsAnd how they change;But when we lookAt each other soThen we feelHow little we know;The spirit eludes us,Timid and free—Can I ever know youOr you know me? […]

The Blind Man By Hannah Flagg Gould

The Blind Man By Hannah Flagg Gould ‘T is darkness, darkness; dreary, starless night;Nature a blank, and day that shows no sun;Man, earth and seas and heavens shut out from sight—Such is thy portion, blind and hapless one!Hapless! a smile upon thy lip will dwell,While in thy sunken eye no light appears!That cold and rayless […]

A Memory By William Stanley Braithwaite

A Memory By William Stanley Braithwaite My heart to thee an answer makes,O long, slow whisper of the sea,Whose charm of mournful music wakesA dream, a memory.Touched hands, met lips, and soft fair speech —Soul’s silence to the past replies,When love and hope illumined each,Within a girl’s blue eyes. Share on facebook Share on twitter […]