Lord John Wilmot

Oxfordshire / England
Lord John Wilmot
Oxfordshire / England
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Love And Life

Rating: 3.5
All my past life is mine no more,
The flying hours are gone,
Like transitory dreams giv'n o'er,
Whose images are kept in store
By memory alone.

The time that is to come is not;
How can it then be mine?
The present moment's all my lot;
And that, as fast as it is got,
Phyllis, is only thine.
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Khairul Ahsan 09 August 2018
'This live-long minute true to thee' - Liked this line most of all!
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Glen Kappy 09 August 2018
hmmm... another poet using the excuse of time to get a woman in bed? -gk
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Susan Williams 09 August 2018
All my past life is mine no more, / The flying hours are gone, - - -I love it when a poem speaks to me like this poet does. Proves that some truths last for centuries.
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Chandan Dey 09 August 2018
Life and Time are both active and dynamic entities. Are they separated? In the end the poet tells us if you know the science behind the illusory time philosophically, you may realize that there is no separation between you and your time. The poem describes the relationship between love, life and time wonderfully. Chandan
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Anil Kumar Panda 09 August 2018
'Then talk not of inconstancy, False hearts, and broken vows; If I, by miracle, can be This live-long minute true to thee, 'Tis all that Heav'n allows. '..is the gist of the poem. Time can't be trapped and used as and when one liked. Very nice poem about illusive nature of time and how present makes the sense.
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Savita Tyagi 09 August 2018
Lovely poem. This moment is all we have to own and to offer.
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Dr Antony Theodore 09 August 2018
Then talk not of inconstancy, False hearts, and broken vows; If I, by miracle, can be This live-long minute true to thee, 'Tis all that Heav'n allows. a very fine poem.. tony
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Adrian Flett 09 August 2018
Life in a fleeting moment is crystallised, 'This live-long minute true to thee'
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Kumarmani Mahakul 09 August 2018
This is a beautiful poem on love and life having touching expression and nice collocation.
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Edward Kofi Louis 09 August 2018
Time's speed! ! Flying hours! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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