John Fletcher

(20 December 1579 - 29 August 1625 / Rye, Sussex, England)

John Fletcher Poems

1. Philaster 5/22/2012
2. Drinking Song 2/18/2015
3. Orpheus I Am, Come From The Deeps Below 8/22/2012
4. The Dead Host's Welcome 8/22/2012
5. The Faithful Shepherdess (Monologue) 5/22/2012
6. Aspatia's Song 1/4/2003
7. To Venus 8/22/2012
8. The Power Of Music 8/22/2012
9. To His Sleeping Mistress 8/22/2012
10. Hence, All You Vain Delights From The Nice Valour 1/13/2003
11. Melancholy 1/4/2003
12. Hymn To Pan 1/4/2003
13. Bridal Song 1/4/2003
14. Sleep 1/1/2004
15. Care-Charming Sleep 1/1/2004
16. Weep No More 1/4/2003
17. Beauty Clear And Fair 1/4/2003
18. God Lyaeus 1/4/2003
19. Away, Delights 1/4/2003
20. Love's Emblems 1/4/2003
21. Hear, Ye Ladies 1/4/2003
22. Take, Oh Take Those Lips Away 1/13/2003

Comments about John Fletcher

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/18/2019 12:46:00 PM)

    Remained under the shadow of the great William Shakespeare, Fletcher's canon presents unusual difficulties of attribution. He collaborated regularly and widely, most often with Beaumont and Massinger but also with Nathan Field, Shakespeare and others. Some of his early collaborations with Beaumont were later revised by Massinger, adding another layer of complexity to unravel.

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Best Poem of John Fletcher

Take, Oh Take Those Lips Away

Take, oh take those lips away,
That so sweetly were forsworn,
And those eyes, the break of day,
Lights that do mislead the morn:
But my kisses bring again,
Seals of love, but sealed in vain.

Hide, oh hide those hills of snow,
Which thy frozen bosom bears,
On whose tops the pinks that grow
Are yet of those that April wears.
But first set my poor heart free,
Bound in those icy chains by thee.

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Hymn To Pan

SING his praises that doth keep
   Our flocks from harm.
Pan, the father of our sheep;
   And arm in arm
Tread we softly in a round,
Whilst the hollow neighbouring ground
Fills the music with her sound.

Pan, O great god Pan, to thee

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