Giles Fletcher The Elder

(1548 - 1611 / Watford, Hertfordshire)

Giles Fletcher The Elder Poems

41. Licia Sonnets 26 1/1/2004
42. Licia Sonnets 03 1/1/2004
43. Licia Sonnets 10 1/1/2004
44. Licia Sonnets 23 1/1/2004
45. Licia Sonnets 15 1/1/2004
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47. Licia Sonnets 20 1/1/2004
48. Licia Sonnets 02 1/1/2004
49. Licia Sonnets 25 1/1/2004
50. Licia Sonnets 01 1/1/2004
51. Licia Sonnets 12 1/1/2004

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Licia Sonnets 01

Bright matchless star, the honour of the sky,
From whose clear shine heaven's vault hath all his light,
I send these poems to your graceful eye;
Do you but take them, and they have their right.
I build besides a temple to your name,
Wherein my thoughts shall daily sing your praise;
And will erect an altar for the same,
Which shall your virtues and your honour raise.
But heaven the temple of your honour is,
Whose brasen tops your worthy self made proud;
The ground an altar, base for such a bliss
With pity torn, because I sighed so loud.
And since ...

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Licia Sonnets 51

When first the sun whom all my senses serve,
Began to shine upon this earthly round,
The heavens for her all graces did reserve,
That Pandor-like with all she might abound.
Apollo placed his brightness in her eyes,
His skill presaging and his music sweet.
Mars gave his force; all force she now defies;
Venus her smiles wherewith she Mars did meet;
Python a voice, Diana made her chaste,