Phineas Fletcher

(1582 - 1650 / England)

Phineas Fletcher Poems

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

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?

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