Lord John Wilmot

(1647 - 1680 / Oxfordshire / England)

To His Mistress - Poem by Lord John Wilmot

Why dost thou shade thy lovely face? O why
Does that eclipsing hand of thine deny
The sunshine of the Sun's enlivening eye?
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Comments about To His Mistress by Lord John Wilmot

  • Silver Star - 3,899 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (2/6/2015 2:25:00 AM)

    See, see how I am blind, and dead, and stray!
    -O thou art my life, my light, my way! ...... So simple was the life once to cry for a 'Thou'..... today days and passions are hungry enough to cry for thoulessness! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 129 Points Marko Duvnjak (1/26/2015 1:41:00 AM)

    Great! Proud that this man was born in the same county as I. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,242 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/26/2014 1:57:00 AM)

    some what classic poem and liked its beauty and contents. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 866 Points Liliana ~el (2/6/2014 8:54:00 PM)

    Definite Classic. Like Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Bronte's tragic Wuthering Heights. Mystical, fable-like feel. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 38 Points Lauren Rosina (2/6/2014 6:59:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem that can people can still relate to today, centuries later. This poem help's to prove that love is, and alway's will be, true and strong and will survive anything. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 39 Points Malini Kadir (2/6/2013 5:44:00 AM)

    What a lovely, romantic lines of love as his light! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lenore Lee (2/6/2012 5:24:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem about his mistress shying away from him and his fear that she'll leave him. He says many times that she is his life. It is a love poem through and through, with a good rhyming pattern and simple yet effective language. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Carlos Echeverria (2/6/2012 2:41:00 PM)

    A poet in love from centuries ago, may sound corny in our times; but reading aloud
    Lord Wilmot's verse taps our transcendent humanity. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dextini Omo-omo (2/6/2012 1:53:00 PM)

    Good. I love the rhyme pattern (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 233 Points Manonton Dalan (2/6/2012 12:15:00 PM)

    he has to have one or life isn't complete. very truthful. (Report) Reply










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