Phineas Fletcher

(1582 - 1650 / England)

Phineas Fletcher Poems

1. The Purple Island 10/25/2014
2. The Apollyonists - Canto 1 4/21/2010
3. The Dying Husband's Farewell 4/21/2010
4. Instability Of Human Greatness 4/21/2010
5. The Happy Shepherd 4/21/2010
6. A Litany 1/4/2003
7. The Divine Lover 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Phineas Fletcher

The Divine Lover


Me Lord? can’st thou mispend
One word, misplace one look on me?
Call’st me thy Love, thy Friend?
Can this poor soul the object be
Of these love-glances, those life-kindling eyes?
What? I the Centre of thy arms embraces?
Of all thy labour I the prize?
Love never mocks, Truth never lies.
Oh how I quake: Hope fear, fear hope displaces:
I would, but cannot hope: such wondrous love amazes.


See, I am black as night,
See I am darkness: dark as hell.
Lord thou more fair than light; ...

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