Samuel Daniel

(1562 - 1620 / England)

Samuel Daniel Poems

1. Are They Shadows That We See? 2/17/2015
2. Sonnet Xxxii: Like As The Spotless Ermelin 1/3/2003
3. Sonnet Xxviii: Reign In My Thoughts 1/3/2003
4. Sonnet Xliv: O Be Not Griev'D 1/3/2003
5. Sonnet Xlviii: My Cynthia 1/3/2003
6. Sonnet X: O Then I Love 1/3/2003
7. Sonnet Xxxi: Oft Do I Muse 1/3/2003
8. Sonnet Xxx: Still In The Trace 1/3/2003
9. Sonnet Xlvii: Read In My Face 1/3/2003
10. Sonnet Xxxviii: I Once May See 1/3/2003
11. Sonnet Xlvi: Fair And Lovely Maid 1/3/2003
12. Sonnet Xl: But Love 1/3/2003
13. Sonnet Xiii: Behold What Hap 1/3/2003
14. Sonnet Xiv: Those Amber Locks 1/3/2003
15. Sonnet Xxxvi: Raising My Hopes 1/3/2003
16. Sonnet Xlv: Delia, These Eyes 1/3/2003
17. The Civil Wars (Excerpts) 1/1/2004
18. Sonnet Xvii: Why Should I Sing In Verse 1/3/2003
19. Sonnet Xx: What It Is To Breathe 1/3/2003
20. Sonnet Xxi: If Beauty Thus Be Clouded 1/3/2003
21. Sonnet Viii: Thou Poor Heart 1/3/2003
22. Sonnet Xxii: Come Time 1/3/2003
23. Sonnet Xvi: Happy In Sleep 1/3/2003
24. Sonnet Xxxvii: O Why Doth Delia 1/3/2003
25. Sonnet Vii: O Had She Not Been Fair 1/3/2003
26. Sonnet Xlix: How Long 1/3/2003
27. Sonnet Xxix: Whilst By Her Eyes Pursu'D 1/3/2003
28. Sonnet Xxxix: Look, Delia 1/3/2003
29. Sonnet Xli: When Men Shall Find 1/3/2003
30. Sonnet Xxxiv: The Star Of My Mishap 1/3/2003
31. Sonnet V: Whilst Youth And Error 1/3/2003
32. Sonnet Lvii: Like As The Lute 1/3/2003
33. Sonnet Xliii: Thou Canst Not Die 1/3/2003
34. Sonnet Xxvii: Oft And In Vain 1/3/2003
35. Sonnet Xi: Tears, Vows, And Prayers 1/3/2003
36. Sonnet Lx: Lo, Here The Impost 1/3/2003
37. Sonnet Xviii: Since The First Look 1/3/2003
38. Sonnet Xii: My Spotless Love 1/3/2003
39. Delia Xlvi: Let Others Sing Of Knights And Paladines 1/1/2004
40. Sonnet Xxxv: And Yet I Cannot 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Samuel Daniel

Sonnet I: Unto The Boundless Ocean

Unto the boundless Ocean of thy beauty
Runs this poor river, charg'd with streams of zeal:
Returning thee the tribute of my duty,
Which here my love, my youth, my plaints reveal.
Here I unclasp the book of my charg'd soul,
Where I have cast th'accounts of all my care:
Here have I summ'd my sighs, here I enroll
How they were spent for thee; look what they are.
Look on the dear expences of my youth,
And see how just I reckon with thine eyes:
Examine well they beauty in my truth,
And cross my cares ere greater sums arise.
Read it, sweet maid, though...

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Sonnet X: O Then I Love

O then I love and draw this weary breath,
For her the cruel Fair, within whose brow
I written find the sentence of my death
In unkind letters, wrought she cares not how.
O thou that rul'st the confines of the night,
Laughter-loving Goddess, worldly pleasures' Queen,
Intenerate that heart that sets so light
The truest love that ever yet was seen.
And cause her leave to triumph in this wise

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