Sir Philip Sidney

(1554 - 1586 / Kent / England)

Sir Philip Sidney Poems

121. Voices At The Window 1/3/2003
122. Sonnet Xxxiii: I Might 1/3/2003
123. Philomela 1/3/2003
124. Astrophel And Stella: Xxiii 1/1/2004
125. Psalm 23 4/12/2010
126. Sonnet I: Loving In Truth 1/3/2003
127. Astrophel And Stella: Xli 1/1/2004
128. Sonnet 37: My Mouth Doth Water 4/12/2010
129. The Highway 1/3/2003
130. Leave Me, O Love, Which Reachest But To Dust 1/3/2003
131. This Lady's Cruelty 1/4/2003
132. Sonnet Xxxi: With How Sad Steps, O Moon 1/3/2003
133. Ring Out Your Bells 1/3/2003
134. Astrophel And Stella: Iii 1/1/2004
135. Sleep 1/3/2003
136. Astrophel And Stella: Xv 1/1/2004
137. Astrophel And Stella: Xx 1/1/2004
138. Astrophel And Stella: Xxxiii 1/1/2004
139. Astrophel And Stella Lxxxiv: Highway 1/1/2004
140. Astrophel And Stella Vii: Whennature Made Her Chief Work 1/1/2004
141. Astrophel And Stella: Lxxi 1/1/2004
142. Astrophel And Stella: Xxxi 1/1/2004
143. Astrophel And Stella-Eleventh Song 1/13/2003
144. Astrophel And Stella: Xcii 1/1/2004
145. Astrophel And Stella: Xxxix 1/1/2004
146. To The Sad Moon 1/13/2003
147. Astrophel And Stella-First Song 1/13/2003
148. Astrophel And Stella-Sonnet Xxxi 1/13/2003
149. Astrophel And Stella-Sonnet Liv 1/13/2003
150. Loving In Truth, And Fain In Verse My Love To Show 1/13/2003
151. Astrophel And Stella: Lxiv 1/1/2004
152. Thou Blind Man's Mark 1/3/2003
153. Come Sleep, O Sleep! The Certain Knot Of Peace 1/13/2003
154. The Bargain 1/4/2003
155. Astrophel And Stella: I 1/1/2004
156. My True Love Hath My Heart, And I Have His 1/13/2003
157. Leave Me, O Love Which Reachest But To Dust 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Sir Philip Sidney

Leave Me, O Love Which Reachest But To Dust

Leave me, O love which reachest but to dust,
And thou, my mind, aspire to higher things;
Grow rich in that which never taketh rust:
Whatever fades but fading pleasure brings.
Draw in thy beams, and humble all thy might
To that sweet yoke where lasting freedoms be,
Which breaks the clouds and opens forth the light
That doth both shine and give us sight to see.
O, take fast hold; let that light be thy guide
In this small course which birth draws out to death,
And think how evil becometh him to slide
Who seeketh heaven, and comes of heavenly breath.
Then ...

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Sonnet X: Reason

Reason, in faith thou art well serv'd, that still
Wouldst brabbling be with sense and love in me:
I rather wish'd thee climb the Muses' hill,
Or reach the fruit of Nature's choicest tree,

Or seek heav'n's course, or heav'n's inside to see:
Why shouldst thou toil our thorny soil to till?
Leave sense, and those which sense's objects be:
Deal thou with powers of thoughts, leave love to will.

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