Abraham Cowley

(1618 – 28 July 1667 / London)

Abraham Cowley Poems

41. To The Royal Society (Excerpts) 1/1/2004
42. Davideis: A Sacred Poem Of The Troubles Of David (Excerpt) 1/1/2004
43. On The Death Of Mr. William Hervey 1/4/2003
44. Sport 4/19/2010
45. The Epicure 4/19/2010
46. A Supplication 1/13/2003
47. Hymn To Light 4/19/2010
48. The Change 4/19/2010
49. The Grasshopper 4/19/2010
50. The Despair 4/19/2010
51. Life 4/19/2010
52. On The Death Of Mr. Crashaw 1/1/2004
53. The Wish 1/4/2003
54. Beauty 4/19/2010
55. The Given Heart 1/1/2004

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The Given Heart

I wonder what those lovers mean, who say
They have giv'n their hearts away.
Some good kind lover tell me how;
For mine is but a torment to me now.

If so it be one place both hearts contain,
For what do they complain?
What courtesy can Love do more,
Than to join hearts that parted were before?

Woe to her stubborn heart, if once mine come
Into the self-same room;
'Twill tear and blow up all within,
Like a granado shot into a magazine.

Then shall Love keep the ashes, and torn parts,
Of both our ...

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A Supplication

Awake, awake, my Lyre!
And tell thy silent master's humble tale
In sounds that may prevail;
Sounds that gentle thoughts inspire:
Though so exalted she
And I so lowly be
Tell her, such different notes make all thy harmony.

Hark, how the strings awake!

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