James Shirley

(September 1596 – October 1666 / London, England)

On Her Dancing


I stood and saw my Mistress dance,
Silent, and with so fixed an eye,
Some might suppose me in a trance:
But being asked why,
By one I who knew I was in love,
I could not but impart
My wonder, to behold her move
So nimbly with a marble heart.

Submitted: Thursday, April 15, 2010

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

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 Her Dancing by James Shirley )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

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. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Somehow...Someway, Charles Hancock
  2. Truly Inspiring, Electric Lady
  3. Unrest Soul: Before Ebola Comes, Onyekachukwu Vincent Onyeche
  4. मन साफ़ करता है।man saaf karta hai, hasmukh amathalal
  5. The Communists Recognize Only The Two, C.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  6. I AM, hasmukh amathalal
  7. Tales Of A Wife: Yes I Do, Onyekachukwu Vincent Onyeche
  8. television, smriti chhibber
  9. Grass, smriti chhibber
  10. गोरबो इसिँनिफ्राइ -70, Ronjoy Brahma

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
She sleeps a charmed sleep:
Awake her not.
Led by a single star,
She came from very far
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]