Michael Drayton

(1563 - 1631 / Warwickshire / England)

Michael Drayton Poems

41. Idea Xxxvii: Dear, Why Should You Command Me To My Rest 1/1/2004
42. Sonnet Xii: That Learned Father 1/3/2003
43. Ode To The Cambro-Britons And Their Harp, His Ballad Of Agi 1/1/2004
44. Sonnet Xxxiv: Marvel Not, Love 1/3/2003
45. Nymphidia, The Court Of Fairy (Excerpts) 1/1/2004
46. Sonnet Xx: An Evil Spirit 1/3/2003
47. Sonnet Xxxviii: Sitting Alone, Love 1/3/2003
48. Sonnet L: As In Some Countries 1/3/2003
49. Noah's Flood (Excerpts) 1/1/2004
50. Sonnet Xliii: Why Should Your Fair Eyes 1/3/2003
51. Sonnet Ix: As Other Men 1/3/2003
52. To His Coy Love 1/4/2003
53. Sonnet Lvi: When Like An Eaglet 1/3/2003
54. The Parting 1/4/2003
55. Sonnet Xiii: Letters And Lines 1/3/2003
56. To The Reader Of These Sonnets 1/3/2003
57. Sonnet I: Like An Advent'Rous Seafarer 1/3/2003
58. Endimion And Phoebe (Excerpts) 1/1/2004
59. Sonnet Xl: My Heart The Anvil 1/3/2003
60. Sonnet Lxii: When First I Ended 1/3/2003
61. Sonnet Iii: Taking My Pen 1/3/2003
62. Sonnet Lii: What? Dost Thou Mean 1/3/2003
63. Sonnet Lxiii: Truce, Gentle Love 1/3/2003
64. Sonnet Xli: Why Do I Speak Of Joy 1/3/2003
65. Sonnet Liv: Yet Read At Last 1/3/2003
66. Sonnet Xix: You Cannot Love 1/3/2003
67. Sonnet Xi: You Not Alone 1/3/2003
68. Sonnet Vi: How Many Paltry Things 1/3/2003
69. Sonnet Lix: As Love And I 1/3/2003
70. Idea Li: Calling To Mind Since First My Love Begun 1/1/2004
71. Sonnet Iv: Bright Star Of Beauty 1/3/2003
72. Sonnet Li: Calling To Mind 1/3/2003
73. How Many Paltry Foolish Painted Things 1/13/2003
74. Sonnet Lv: My Fair, If Thou Wilt 1/3/2003
75. Sonnet Xlix: Thou Leaden Brain 1/3/2003
76. Sonnet Ii: My Heart Was Slain 1/3/2003
77. Sirena 1/4/2003
78. Sonnet Xxvi: I Ever Love 1/3/2003
79. Agincourt 1/4/2003
80. Sonnet Lxi: Since There's No Help 1/3/2003
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 ...

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Sonnet Xi: You Not Alone

You not alone, when you are still alone,
O God, from you that I could private be.
Since you one were, I never since was one;
Since you in me, my self since out of me,
Transported from my self into your being;
Though either distant, present yet to either,
Senseless with too much joy, each other seeing,
And only absent when we are together.
Give me my self and take your self again,

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