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METHOUGHT I saw my late espoused Saint
Brought to me like Alcestis from the grave,
Whom Jove's great Son to her glad Husband gave,
Rescu'd from death by force though pale and faint.
Mine as whom washt from spot of child-bed taint,
Purification in the old Law did save,
And such, as yet once more I trust to have
Full sight of her in Heaven without restraint,
Came vested all in white, pure as her mind:
Her face was veil'd, yet to my fancied sight,
Love, sweetness, goodness in her person shin'd
So clear, as in no face with more delight.
But O as to embrace me she enclin'd
I wak'd, she fled, and day brought back my night.
John Milton, Sonnet XXIII - On his deceased wife. 1658.
Posted by Rachel Johnston at 12:51 pm
11 October 2011
8 October 2011
III. Nature, XXVIII, Autumn
Image. Andy Goldsworthy: Yellow Elm Leaves Laid over a Rock, Low Water. October 15, 1991. Scaur Water, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
Posted by Rachel Johnston at 1:04 am