My Love Is Like To Ice, And I To Fire By Edmund Spenser,

My Love Is Like To Ice, And I To Fire By Edmund Spenser My Love is like to ice, and I to fire: How comes it then that this her cold so great Is not dissolved through my so hot desire, But harder grows the more I her entreat? Or how comes it that my […]

From Amoretti By Edmund Spenser

From Amoretti By Edmund Spenser Oft, when my spirit doth spread her bolder wings, In mind to mount up to the purest sky; It down is weighed with thought of earthly things, And clogged with burden of mortality; Where, when that sovereign beauty it doth spy, Resembling heaven’s glory in her light, Drawn with sweet […]

Prothalamion By Edmund Spenser

Prothalamion By Edmund Spenser CALM was the day, and through the trembling airSweet breathing Zephyrus did softly play,A gentle spirit, that lightly did delayHot Titan’s beams, which then did glister fair;When I whose sullen care,Through discontent of my long fruitless stayIn prince’s court, and expectation vainOf idle hopes, which still do fly awayLike empty shadows, […]

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Sonnet: To the River Otter By Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Sonnet: To the River Otter By Samuel Taylor Coleridge Dear native brook! wild streamlet of the West!How many various-fated years have passed,What happy and what mournful hours, since lastI skimmed the smooth thin stone along thy breast,Numbering its light leaps! Yet so deep impressedSink the sweet scenes of childhood, that mine eyesI never shut amid […]

Amoretti LXXV: One Day I Wrote Her Name By Edmund Spenser

Amoretti LXXV: One Day I Wrote Her Name By Edmund Spenser One day I wrote her name upon the strand, But came the waves and washed it away: Again I wrote it with a second hand, But came the tide, and made my pains his prey. “Vain man,” said she, “that dost in vain assay, […]