Michael Drayton

(1563 - 1631 / Warwickshire / England)

Michael Drayton Poems

41. Sonnet L: As In Some Countries 1/3/2003
42. Sonnet Xxix: When Conquering Love 1/3/2003
43. Sonnet Iii: Taking My Pen 1/3/2003
44. Sonnet Lx: Define My Weal 1/3/2003
45. Sonnet Xlviii: Cupid, I Hate Thee 1/3/2003
46. Sonnet Lxiii: Truce, Gentle Love 1/3/2003
47. Sonnet Xlvii: In Pride Of Wit 1/3/2003
48. Sonnet Xxvii: Is Not Love Here 1/3/2003
49. Sonnet Xliv: Whilst Thus My Pen 1/3/2003
50. To The Virginian Voyage 1/4/2003
51. Sonnet I: Like An Advent'Rous Seafarer 1/3/2003
52. Sonnet Viii: There's Nothing Grieves Me 1/3/2003
53. Sonnet Xiii: Letters And Lines 1/3/2003
54. Sonnet Lv: My Fair, If Thou Wilt 1/3/2003
55. Sonnet Lii: What? Dost Thou Mean 1/3/2003
56. Sonnet Xxviii: To Such As Say 1/3/2003
57. To His Coy Love 1/4/2003
58. Idea Li: Calling To Mind Since First My Love Begun 1/1/2004
59. Sonnet Liv: Yet Read At Last 1/3/2003
60. Sonnet Xli: Why Do I Speak Of Joy 1/3/2003
61. Sonnet Xxiv: I Hear Some Say 1/3/2003
62. Sonnet Lix: As Love And I 1/3/2003
63. Sonnet Lxii: When First I Ended 1/3/2003
64. Sonnet Vii: Love In A Humour 1/3/2003
65. Sonnet Xi: You Not Alone 1/3/2003
66. Love's Farewell 1/21/2015
67. How Many Paltry Foolish Painted Things 1/13/2003
68. Sonnet Li: Calling To Mind 1/3/2003
69. Agincourt 1/4/2003
70. Endimion And Phoebe (Excerpts) 1/1/2004
71. The Parting 1/4/2003
72. Sonnet Xxxi: Methinks I See 1/3/2003
73. Sonnet Ii: My Heart Was Slain 1/3/2003
74. Sonnet Iv: Bright Star Of Beauty 1/3/2003
75. Sonnet Vi: How Many Paltry Things 1/3/2003
76. Sonnet Xx: An Evil Spirit 1/3/2003
77. Sonnet Xix: You Cannot Love 1/3/2003
78. The Battle Of Agincourt 1/13/2003
79. Sonnet Xxvi: I Ever Love 1/3/2003
80. Sonnet Lxi: Since There's No Help 1/3/2003

Comments about Michael Drayton

  • someone (4/11/2018 2:18:00 PM)

    michael drayton is sooooo boring. pick a new poet.

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  • Nirmal Trivedi (11/11/2011 8:21:00 AM)

    I'm not sure how to use this...I am a new member and I'm interested in Michael Drayton's Sonnets. I logged in and requested them and I see the list on the screen, but now what do I do? Thanks so much.
    Kate

  • Kate Light (10/22/2004 2:31:00 PM)

    I'm not sure how to use this...I am a new member and I'm interested in Michael Drayton's Sonnets. I logged in and requested them and I see the list on the screen, but now what do I do? Thanks so much.
    Kate

Best Poem of Michael Drayton

Sonnet Lxi: Since There's No Help

Since there's no help, come, let us kiss and part,
Nay, I have done, you get no more of me,
And I am glad, yea, glad with all my heart,
That thus so cleanly I myself can free.
Shake hands for ever, cancel all our vows,
And when we meet at any time again
Be it not seen in either of our brows
That we one jot of former love retain.
Now at the last gasp of Love's latest breath,
When, his pulse failing, Passion speechless lies,
When Faith is kneeling by his bed of death,
And Innocence is closing up his eyes,
Now, if thou wouldst, when all have giv'n ...

Read the full of Sonnet Lxi: Since There's No Help

To The Virginian Voyage

YOU brave heroic minds
   Worthy your country's name,
   That honour still pursue;
   Go and subdue!
Whilst loitering hinds
   Lurk here at home with shame.

Britons, you stay too long:
   Quickly aboard bestow you,

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