Richard Crashaw Poems
- An Epitaph Upon Husband And Wi... TO these whom death again ...
- But Men Loved Darkness Rather ...
- Christ Crucified THY restless feet now cannot go ...
- Divine Epigrams: To Our Lord, ...
- Prayer LO here a little volume, but great Book A nest of ...
- A Song Lord, when the sense of thy sweet grace Sends up ...
- Divine Epigrams: On The Miracl...
Richard Crashaw (c. 1613 – 21 August 1649), was an English poet, teacher, Anglican cleric and Catholic convert, who was among the major figures associated with the metaphysical poets in seventeenth-century English literature.
Crashaw was the son of a famous Anglican divine with Puritan beliefs who earned a reputation as a hard-hitting pamphleteer and polemicist against Roman ... more »
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An Epitaph Upon Husband And Wife
TO these whom death again did wed
This grave 's the second marriage-bed.
For though the hand of Fate could force
'Twixt soul and body a divorce,
It could not sever man and wife,
Because they both lived but one life.
Peace, good reader, do not weep;
Peace, the lovers are asleep.
They, sweet turtles, folded lie
In the last knot that love could tie.
Let them sleep, let them sleep on,
Till the stormy night be gone,
And the eternal morrow dawn;
Then the curtains will be drawn,
And they wake into a light
Whose day shall never die in night.