Lord John Wilmot

(1647 - 1680 / Oxfordshire / England)

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To His Mistress


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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  • Rookie - 87 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 - 0 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

  • Rookie - 0 Points Edgar Sinoff (2/6/2013 11:00:00 AM)

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  • Rookie - 5 Points 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 - 5 Points 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

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