Edmund Spenser

(1552 - 13 January 1599 / London / England)

Sonnet LXXXVIII


SInce I haue lackt the comfort of that light,
The which was wont to lead my thoughts astray:
I wander as in darkenesse of the night,
affrayd of euery dangers least dismay.
Ne ought I see, though in the clearest day,
when others gaze vpon theyr shadowes vayne:
but th'onely image of that heauenly ray,
whereof some glance doth in mine eie remayne.
Of which beholding th'Idaea playne,
throgh contemplation of my purest part:
with light thereof I doe my selfe sustayne,
and thereon feed my loue-affamisht hart.
But with such brightnesse whylest I fill my mind,
I starue my body and mine eyes doe blynd.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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: light, night, sonnet

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 LXXXVIII by Edmund Spenser )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. In the memory of Faez, Nassy Fesharaki
  2. I Turned on the News Today, Vera Sidhwa
  3. From A Son To His Divine Mother(Saroda), Bazi alis Subrata Ray
  4. Of the Depression, Javed Latoo
  5. Blue Eyes, Ronald Chapman
  6. A Tiny Plant, Manira Khan
  7. Pure femininity, Erato
  8. A Man's Oft-hidden Tears, Maurice Harris
  9. Contentment, Katherine Nordhaus
  10. The News Explained it to Me, Vera Sidhwa

Poem of the Day

poet William Butler Yeats

WINE comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Anna Akhmatova

 

Member Poem

poet Sumita Datta

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. A Drinking Song, William Butler Yeats
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  10. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]