These two poems tones are similar because both of the speakers express love. Also, imagery, choice of words, and rhythm can be compared between these two poems. The speaker of this poem praises her husband and only speaks of how perfect he is. The title of the poem projects these emotions of the speaker for her husband; "dear" and "loving".
Why should I offer up unto her name The sweetest sacrifice my youth can make? Why should I strive to make her live forever, That never deigns to give me joy to live? If her defects have purchased her this fame, What should her virtues do, her smiles, her love?
If this her worst, how should her best inflame? What passions would her milder favors move? Favors, I think, would sense quite overcome, And that makes happy lovers ever dumb. Men do not weigh the stalk for that it was, When once they find her flower, her glory, pass. This may remain thy lasting monument, Which happily posterity may cherish; These colors with thy fading are not spent, These may remain when thou and I shall perish.
If they remain, then thou shalt live thereby; They will remain, and so thou canst not die. And I, though born within a colder clime, Do feel mine inward heat as great I know itHe never had more faith, although more rhyme; I love as well, though he could better show it.
But I may add one feather to thy fame, To help her flight throughout the fairest isle, And if my pen could more enlarge thy name, Then shouldst thou live in an immortal style. For though that Laura better limned be, Suffice, thou shalt be loved as well as she.
Now show thy power and where thy virtue lies; To save thine own, stretch out the fairest hand. For God forbid I should my papers blot With mercenary lines, with servile pen, Praising virtues in them that have them not, Basely attending on the hopes of men. No, no, my verse respects nor Thames nor theaters, Nor seeks it to be known unto the great; But Avon, poor in fame and poor in waters, Shall have my song, where Delia hath her seat.
Avon shall be my Thames and she my song; No other prouder brooks shall hear my wrong. If this be love, to live a living death, Then do I love and draw this weary breath.THE LIVING FLAME OF LOVE.
St. John of the Cross. INDEX: INTRODUCTION. COMMENTARY. THE LIVING FLAME OF LOVE.
Introduction To The Poem. The stanzas sing of an elevated union within the intimate depths of the spirit. The subject matter is exalted, so much so that John dares speak of it only with a deeply recollected soul. The Love poems listed on this page detail the full titles of the Love poems and their poets.
Clicking on one of the Love poems of choice will enable access to the lyrics / words of the poems. Love is a Dog From Hell [Charles Bukowski] on timberdesignmag.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. First published in , Love Is a Dog from Hell is a collection of Bukowski's poetry from the mid-seventies.
A classic in the Bukowski canon. Classical love poems from the world's most romantic and famous poets. William Shakespeare, John Keats, Percy Shelley, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Dickinsen and dozen others. "Why should I sing in verse " Why should I sing in verse, why should I frame These sad neglected notes for her dear sake?
Why should I offer up unto her name. Poetry (the term derives from a variant of the Greek term, poiesis, "making") is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning..
Poetry has a long history, dating back to prehistorical times with the creation of hunting poetry in.