Aphra Behn

(10 July 1640 – 16 April 1689 / Wye, England)

Aphra Behn Poems

1. On The Death Of E. Waller, Esq. 12/31/2002
2. Song From Abdelazar 5/9/2001
3. A Congratulatory Poem 12/31/2002
4. Song : 'Love Armed' 1/1/2004
5. Love Arm'd 1/3/2003
6. The Disappointment 12/31/2002
7. Song 12/31/2002
8. Epitaph On The Tombstone Of A Child 5/9/2001
9. The Willing Mistress 3/31/2012
10. The Libertine 1/4/2003
11. A Thousand Martyrs I Have Made 5/9/2001
12. To The Fair Clarinda 5/9/2001
13. The Dream 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Aphra Behn

The Dream

All trembling in my arms Aminta lay,
Defending of the bliss I strove to take;
Raising my rapture by her kind delay,
Her force so charming was and weak.
The soft resistance did betray the grant,
While I pressed on the heaven of my desires;
Her rising breasts with nimbler motions pant;
Her dying eyes assume new fires.
Now to the height of languishment she grows,
And still her looks new charms put on;
– Now the last mystery of Love she knows,
We sigh, and kiss: I waked, and all was done.

`Twas but a dream, yet by my heart I knew,
Which still was panting,...

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