Treasure Island

Aphra Behn

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

A Thousand Martyrs I Have Made


A thousand Martyrs I have made,
All sacrific'd to my desire;
A thousand Beauties have betray'd,
That languish in resistless Fire.
The untam'd Heart to hand I brought,
And fixt the wild and wandring Thought.

I never vow'd nor sigh'd in vain
But both, thô false, were well receiv'd.
The Fair are pleas'd to give us pain,
And what they wish is soon believ'd.
And thô I talked of Wounds and Smart,
Loves Pleasures only toucht my Heart.

Alone the Glory and the Spoil
I always Laughing bore away;
The Triumphs, without Pain or Toil,
Without the Hell, the Heav'n of Joy.
And while I thus at random rove
Despise the Fools that whine for Love.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 09, 2001

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: smart, pain, fire, joy, alone, heart

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Thousand Martyrs I Have Made by Aphra Behn )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. You're Making This Too Easy, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  2. I need you., Tyler Anhorn
  3. Cosmic soul., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  4. What's up, dude..., veeraiyah subbulakshmi
  5. Automatic Weaponry...And Kids….Ain't Chi.., James B. Earley
  6. I'll pray you never run away, Mark Heathcote
  7. See and please come, gajanan mishra
  8. The Wind, Sara Militello
  9. Death.. My Ultimate Inspiration, Ruma Chaudhuri
  10. Further Trivializing Their Quick To Get .., Lawrence S. Pertillar

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Burns

When biting Boreas, fell and doure,
Sharp shivers thro' the leafless bow'r;
When Phoebus gies a short-liv'd glow'r,
Far south the lift,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Pope

 
[Hata Bildir]