Andrew Marvell

(31 March 1621 – 16 August 1678 / Yorkshire, England)

Comments about Andrew Marvell

  • Wayne Kingston (3/23/2016 3:30:00 PM)

    Eyes and Tears....magnificent, truly. Astonishing work +/- 376 years old. OMG, we're so arrogant in our modern elitist conceits.

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  • Sudeep Gyawali (2/11/2010 7:33:00 AM)

    his metaphysical poetry is an example of enlish philosophy presented in conciets

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Best Poem of Andrew Marvell

The Definition Of Love

My Love is of a birth as rare
As 'tis for object strange and high:
It was begotten by despair
Upon Impossibility.

Magnanimous Despair alone.
Could show me so divine a thing,
Where feeble Hope could ne'r have flown
But vainly flapt its Tinsel Wing.

And yet I quickly might arrive
Where my extended Soul is fixt,
But Fate does Iron wedges drive,
And alwaies crouds it self betwixt.

For Fate with jealous Eye does see.
Two perfect Loves; nor lets them close:
Their union would her ruine be,
And her Tyrannick pow'r depose.

And therefore ...

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The Garden

How vainly men themselves amaze
To win the Palm, the Oke, or Bayes;
And their uncessant Labours see
Crown'd from some single Herb or Tree,
Whose short and narrow verged Shade
Does prudently their Toyles upbraid;
While all Flow'rs and all Trees do close
To weave the Garlands of repose.

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