Treasure Island

Sir Philip Sidney

(1554 - 1586 / Kent / England)

Sonnet 9: Queen Virtue's Court


Queen Virtue's court, which some call Stella's face,
Prepar'd by Nature's choicest furniture,
Hath his front built of alabaster pure;
Gold in the covering of that stately place.

The door by which sometimes comes forth her Grace
Red porphir is, which lock of pearl makes sure,
Whose porches rich (which name of cheeks endure)
Marble mix'd red and white do interlace.

The windows now through which this heav'nly guest
Looks o'er the world, and can find nothing such,
Which dare claim from those lights the name of best,

Of touch they are that without touch doth touch,
Which Cupid's self from Beauty's mine did draw:
Of touch they are, and poor I am their straw.

Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (Sonnet 9: Queen Virtue's Court by Sir Philip Sidney )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Se(lection), Tony Adah
  2. Octopus, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. Fill Yourself, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. Moving Along Avenues, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. My Gift, Michael McParland
  6. Between Silence, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  7. Transcending Life On Earth, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. The Hare And His Wife, Tony Adah
  9. Pussy So Good, Joseph Rodriguez
  10. Novel Approaches, RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Morning, Paul Laurence Dunbar
  9. The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]