Treasure Island

Oliver Goldsmith

(10 November 1730 – 4 April 1774 / County Longford / Ireland)

On Seeing Mrs. ** Perform In The Character Of ****


FOR you, bright fair, the nine address their lays,
And tune my feeble voice to sing thy praise.
The heartfelt power of every charm divine,
Who can withstand their all-commanding shine?
See how she moves along with every grace,
While soul-brought tears steal down each shining face.
She speaks! 'tis rapture all, and nameless bliss,
Ye gods! what transport e'er compared to this.
As when in Paphian groves the Queen of Love
With fond complaint addressed the listening Jove,
'Twas joy, and endless blisses all around,
And rocks forgot their hardness at the sound.
Then first, at last even Jove was taken in,
And felt her charms, without disguise, within.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 07, 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 Seeing Mrs. ** Perform In The Character Of **** by Oliver Goldsmith )

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. Bluened Tones, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. Y/.. Thirst, Aufie Zophy
  3. Enchanting Essence And Passion, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. Y/.. Much more, Aufie Zophy
  5. Awaiting Universe Claims A Seconds Thought, Terence G. Craddock
  6. Crying Sun, Bill Cantrell
  7. Opening Wisdom, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. MAN LIVES ONE TIME ON OUR EARTH الانسان .., MOHAMMAD SKATI
  9. Touching Intellect, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. Silent Plains, Brandt Nightingale

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Ernest G Moll

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]