John Webster

(1578 - 1632 / London, England)

John Webster Poems

1. Honourable Employment 4/20/2010
2. A Land Dirge 1/3/2003
3. A Dirge 1/4/2003
4. A Monumental Column 1/3/2003
5. Death Song 4/20/2010
6. The Shrouding Of The Duchess Of Malfi 1/3/2003
7. Vanitas Vanitatum 1/3/2003
8. Hark, Now Everything Is Still 5/31/2012
9. Qualis Vita, Finis Ita 5/31/2012
10. The Madman's Song 4/20/2010
Best Poem of John Webster

The Madman's Song

Oh, let us howl some heavy note,
Some deadly-dogged howl,
Sounding as from the threatening throat
Of beasts and fatal fowl!
As ravens, screech-owls, bulls, and bears,
We'll bell, and bawl our parts,
Till irksome noise have cloyed your ears
And corrosived your hearts.
At last, whenas our quire wants breath,
Our bodies being blest,
We'll sing like swans to welcome death,
And die in love and rest.

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