London Poems - Poems For London - Orinda To Lucasia Parting October 1661 At London - Poem by Katherine Philips | Poem Hunter

Poems about london. You can read the best london poems. Browse through all london poems.


Orinda To Lucasia Parting October 1661 At London - Poem by Katherine Philips

Adieu dear object of my Love's excess,
And with thee all my hopes of happiness,
With the same fervent and unchanged heart
Which did it's whole self once to thee impart,
(And which though fortune has so sorely bruis'd,
Would suffer more, to be from this excus'd)
I to resign thy dear Converse submit,
Since I can neither keep, nor merit it.
Thou hast too long to me confined been,
Who ruine am without, passion within.
My mind is sunk below thy tenderness,
And my condition does deserve it less;
I'm so entangl'd and so lost a thing
By all the shocks my daily sorrow bring,
That would'st thou for thy old Orinda call
Thou hardly could'st unravel her at all.
And should I thy clear fortunes interline
With the incessant miseries of mine?
No, no, I never lov'd at such a rate
To tye thee to the rigours of my fate,
As from my obligations thou art free,
Sure thou shalt be so from my Injury,
Though every other worthiness I miss,
Yet I'le at least be generous in this.
I'd rather perish without sigh or groan,
Then thou shoul'dst be condemn'd to give me one;
Nay in my soul I rather could allow
Friendship should be a sufferer, then thou;
Go then, since my sad heart has set thee free,
Let all the loads and chains remain on me.
Though I be left the prey of sea and wind,
Thou being happy wilt in that be kind;
Nor shall I my undoing much deplore,
Since thou art safe, whom I must value more.
Oh! mayst thou ever be so, and as free
From all ills else, as from my company,
And may the torments thou hast had from it
Be all that heaven will to thy life permit.
And that they may thy vertue service do,
Mayest thou be able to forgive them too:
But though I must this sharp submission learn,
I cannot yet unwish thy dear concern.
Not one new comfort I expect to see,
I quit my Joy, hope, life, and all but thee;
Nor seek I thence ought that may discompose
That mind where so serene a goodness grows.
I ask no inconvenient kindness now,
To move thy passion, or to cloud thy brow;
And thou wilt satisfie my boldest plea
By some few soft remembrances of me, [50]
Which may present thee with this candid thought,
I meant not all the troubles that I brought.
Own not what Passion rules, and Fate does crush,
But wish thou couldst have don't without a blush,
And that I had been, ere it was too late,
Either more worthy, or more fortunate.
Ah who can love the thing they cannot prize?
But thou mayst pity though thou dost despise.
Yet I should think that pity bought too dear,
If it should cost those precious Eyes a tear.

Oh may no minutes trouble, thee possess,
But to endear the next hours happiness;
And maist thou when thou art from me remov'd,
Be better pleas'd, but never worse belov'd:
Oh pardon me for pow'ring out my woes
In Rhime now, that I dare not do't in Prose.
For I must lose whatever is call'd dear,
And thy assistance all that loss to bear,
And have more cause than ere I had before,
To fear that I shall never see thee more.


Anonymous Submission


Comments about Orinda To Lucasia Parting October 1661 At London by Katherine Philips

There is no comment submitted by members..

Poems About London

  1. 1. London , William Blake
  2. 2. A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, O.. , Dylan Thomas
  3. 3. A Wife In London (December, 1899) , Thomas Hardy
  4. 4. A March Day In London , Amy Levy
  5. 5. London, 1802 , William Wordsworth
  6. 6. East London , Matthew Arnold
  7. 7. A London Thoroughfare. 2 A.M. , Amy Lowell
  8. 8. In A London Drawingroom , George Eliot
  9. 9. A London Fête , Coventry Patmore
  10. 10. London In July , Amy Levy
  11. 11. La Paloma In London , Claude McKay
  12. 12. London Voluntaries Iv: Out Of The Poison.. , William Ernest Henley
  13. 13. London Snow , Robert Seymour Bridges
  14. 14. West London , Matthew Arnold
  15. 15. London, Hast Thou Accursed Me , Henry Howard
  16. 16. Farewell To London , Alexander Pope
  17. 17. At The War Office, London (Affixing The .. , Thomas Hardy
  18. 18. The Cavalier's March To London , Thomas Babbington Macaulay
  19. 19. A London Plane-Tree , Amy Levy
  20. 20. Trivia; Or, The Art Of Walking The Stree.. , John Gay
  21. 21. At The War Office, London. , Thomas Hardy
  22. 22. London Airport , Christopher Logue
  23. 23. London Bridge , Edwin Arlington Robinson
  24. 24. In London , Dora Wilcox
  25. 25. On Leaving London For Wales , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  26. 26. A London Trip , Ravi Panamanna
  27. 27. The Now Jerusalem, Song Of Mary The Moth.. , Anonymous
  28. 28. His Return To London , Robert Herrick
  29. 29. A Satire Against The Citizens Of London , Henry Howard
  30. 30. London Poets , Amy Levy
  31. 31. 0013 Aftermath: London, July 7,2005 , Michael Shepherd
  32. 32. Scenes In London I - Piccadilly , Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  33. 33. Book Seventh [residence In London] , William Wordsworth
  34. 34. In Honour Of The City Of London , William Dunbar
  35. 35. Descriptive Jottings Of London , William Topaz McGonagall
  36. 36. London , Francis William Lauderdale A ..
  37. 37. Orinda To Lucasia Parting October 1661 A.. , Katherine Philips
  38. 38. Deep Sea In London And Paris Also Paris .. , WAEL MOREICHEH
  39. 39. Dear Old London , Eugene Field
  40. 40. London Stone , Rudyard Kipling
  41. 41. London, Winter , Luke Davies
  42. 42. Calamity In London , William Topaz McGonagall
  43. 43. London To Folkestone (Half-Past One To H.. , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  44. 44. Dedication Of 'The Dream Of Man' To Lond.. , William Watson
  45. 45. In A London Square , Arthur Hugh Clough
  46. 46. London Bells , Anonymous
  47. 47. Trivia; Or The Art Of Walking The Street.. , John Gay
  48. 48. London Types: Barmaid , William Ernest Henley
  49. 49. Spring Wind In London , Katherine Mansfield
  50. 50. London - In Imitation Of The Third Satir.. , Samuel Johnson
[Report Error]