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

  • (2/12/2016 9:20:00 PM)


    A timeless work of pure unadulterated love, pity for the wife. (Report) Reply

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  • Charity Nduhiu (8/26/2015 2:50:00 AM)


    Wow! such an inspiring poem. I like it (Report) Reply

  • 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!
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  • (1/26/2015 1:41:00 AM)


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

  • (5/26/2014 1:57:00 AM)


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

  • (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

  • 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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  • Malini Kadir (2/6/2013 5:44:00 AM)


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

  • (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

  • (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.
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  • (2/6/2012 1:53:00 PM)


    Good. I love the rhyme pattern (Report) Reply

  • (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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