George Herbert

(3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633 / Montgomery, Wales)

Redemption - Poem by George Herbert

Having been tenant long to a rich lord,
Not thriving, I resolved to be bold,
And make a suit unto him, to afford
A new small-rented lease, and cancel the old.
In heaven at his manor I him sought;
They told me there that he was lately gone
About some land, which he had dearly bought
Long since on earth, to take possession.
I straight returned, and knowing his great birth,
Sought him accordingly in great resorts;
In cities, theaters, gardens, parks, and courts;
At length I heard a ragged noise and mirth
Of thieves and murderers; there I him espied,
Who straight, Your suit is granted, said, and died.


Comments about Redemption by George Herbert

  • (8/17/2018 11:51:00 AM)


    understated and deeply moving (Report) Reply

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  • Joshua Adeyemi (4/16/2017 4:14:00 PM)


    Hmmmm...embroided with imagery.
    Bewitching!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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