Treasure Island

Edmund Waller

(3 March 1606 – 21 October 1687 / Coleshill / Buckinghamshire / England)

On a Girdle


That which her slender waist confin'd,
Shall now my joyful temples bind;
No monarch but would give his crown,
His arms might do what this has done.

It was my heaven's extremest sphere,
The pale which held that lovely deer,
My joy, my grief, my hope, my love,
Did all within this circle move.

A narrow compass, and yet there
Dwelt all that's good, and all that's fair;
Give me but what this ribbon bound,
Take all the rest the sun goes round.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: grief, joy, heaven, hope, sun, love

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 (On a Girdle by Edmund Waller )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. कुछ कह नहीं पाता, Aftab Alam
  2. Jadavpur University Campus A Heaven For .., Bijay Kant Dubey
  3. Friends and foes, gajanan mishra
  4. Out There, Fatima Nusairat
  5. Immortal world, gajanan mishra
  6. Soulful smile, ramesh rai
  7. Perfection, Donnie Wolff
  8. Defiled, gajanan mishra
  9. Be It Trivial And Mundane, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  10. Every creature, gajanan mishra

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Raleigh

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
   Who in the dark and silent grave,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]