George Herbert

(3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633 / Montgomery, Wales)

George Herbert Poems

1. Affliction 11/27/2003
2. Mattins 11/28/2003
3. Denial 1/3/2003
4. Easter Wings 1/3/2003
5. Love 1/4/2003
6. Easter 1/3/2003
7. Bitter-Sweet 1/3/2003
8. Discipline 1/4/2003
9. The Collar 1/3/2003
10. Virtue 1/3/2003
11. The Pulley 1/3/2003
12. Love (Iii) 1/3/2003
13. A Wreath 1/3/2003
14. Sonnet (I) 1/1/2004
15. Church Music 1/3/2003
16. Church Monuments 1/3/2003
17. Easter Song 1/1/2004
18. The Altar 1/1/2004
19. Affliction (Iv) 2/26/2004
20. Aaron 1/3/2003
21. Artillery 1/3/2003
22. Antiphon (I) 11/27/2003
23. Peace 1/3/2003
24. Employment (I) 11/28/2003
25. The Agony 11/27/2003
26. Affliction (Ii) 11/28/2003
27. Clasping Of Hands 1/1/2004
28. Grace 11/28/2003
29. A Dialogue 1/4/2003
30. A Dialogue-Anthem 1/3/2003
31. Good Friday 11/27/2003
32. The Flower 1/3/2003
33. Affliction (Iii) 2/26/2004
34. Faith 11/27/2003
35. Love (I) 1/3/2003
36. Redemption 1/3/2003
37. The Sacrifice 11/25/2003
38. Grief 1/3/2003
39. Prayer (I) 1/3/2003
40. The World 1/20/2003
Best Poem of George Herbert

Affliction

When thou didst entice to thee my heart,
I thought the service brave:
So many joys I writ down for my part,
Besides what I might have
Out of my stock of natural delights,
Augmented with thy gracious benefits.

I looked on thy furniture so fine,
And made it fine to me:
Thy glorious household-stuff did me entwine,
And 'tice me unto thee.
Such stars I counted mine: both heav'n and earth
Paid me my wages in a world of mirth.

What pleasures could I want, whose King I served?
Where joys my fellows were?
Thus argu'd into hopes, my thoughts ...

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Vanity (I)

The fleet astronomer can bore
And thread the spheres with his quick-piercing mind:
He views theirs stations, walks from door to door,
Surveys, as if he had designed
To make a purchase there: he sees their dances,
And knoweth long before,
Both their full-eyed aspects, and secret glances.

The nimble diver with his side

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